Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 27-April 30

The Fortune Arts Festival

The annual, week-long celebration of the creativity and the imagination of Fortune’s participants and partners. Includes visual arts, theater, music, digital media, spoken word, and more!

The Fortune Arts Festival

Mon., April 27-Thurs., April 30
Events at LIC Queens and West Harlem

For more information, contact John Runowicz at 347-510-3435 or e-mail jrunowicz@fortunesociety.org.

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April 28

Webinar: “Incarceration and Mental Health: A Roadmap to Reform”

Join our experts: Miriam Becker-Cohen (Urban Institute and co-author of “Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System”), Eshe Cole (Grassroots Leadership), and Five Mualimm-Ak (Incarcerated Nation) in a conversation about what mental health treatment looks like for people behind bars, and what we as advocates need to know to push for reform.

Tues., April 28
2-3 PM

Click here to register.

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April 29

Know Your Rights Housing Forum

Topics include: affordable home repair loans, foreclosure prevention, first-time homeowners buyers assistance program, multifamily retrofits programs, water bills, and basic STAR exemption.

Know Your Rights Housing Forum

Wed., April 29
6 PM
Union Temple
331 Hawthorne
(Between New York Ave. and Nostrand Ave)
Brooklyn

Click here to RSVP.

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May 4

All Lives Matter Criminal Justice Town Hall

Borough President Eric Adams, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assembly Member Nick Perry, and District Leader Shirley Patterson will facilitate an interactive discussion in which experienced practitioners and community leaders in criminal law will offer their views on criminal justice reform and the deaths of unarmed civilians.

All Lives Matter Criminal Justice Town Hall

Mon., May 4
6 PM
St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf
260 Eastern Pkwy.
(Between Classon Ave. and Franklin Ave.)
Brooklyn

Click here to RSVP.

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May 8

Love In The Era Of Mass Incarceration

Every year the The Undoing Racism Internship Project joins together to examine the role of LOVE in our lives and within our movement work. This year we are excited to join Piper Anderson and Marlon Peterson, the co-authors and founders of SpreadMassLOVE, to dive into a nuanced and experiential dialogue about love in the era of mass incarceration.

Love In The Era Of Mass Incarceration

Fri., May 8
6-8:30 PM
Ya-Ya Network
224 West 29th St., 14th floor
NYC

Click here to register.

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May 8

Conference: Violence And The City

This day-long, interdisciplinary conference will consider the nature and effects of various types of urban violence, and is organized around two themes: violence and urban society; and, crime, politics, and policy. Featured speakers will address these concerns in theoretically, methodologically, or empirically innovative ways.

Speakers and Discussants include:
— Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center
— Marie Gottschalk, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
— Ruth Gilmore, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and American Studies, and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center
— Mimi Abramovitz, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
— Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics, New York University
— Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy and Director of Center for Urban Research and Urban Education, Rutgers University-Camden
— John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center

Conference: Violence And The City

Fri., May 8
9 AM-7 PM
Murphy Institute
CUNY, SPS
24 West 43rd St., 18th floor
NYC

Click here to register.

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May 12

Saving New Yorkers Money By Turning On The Tap For Learning

As the Education from the Inside Out Coalition prepares for the May 12th release of its newest report “TURNING ON THE TAP: How Returning Access to Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated People Improves the Health of New Yorkers,” our partners are joining together to launch a blog series on why Tuition Assistant Programs should be reinstated for the incarcerated.

Saving New Yorkers Money By Turning On The Tap For Learning

Tues., May 12
12:30 PM
Legislative Office Building
198 State St., Room 130
Albany New York

If you’d like to join our launch at the Capitol, RSVP here. Need a ride? Contact us at dking@collegeandcommunity.org.

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June 25

2015 College Initiative Graduation Celebration

Please join us to celebrate the amazing achievements of our graduates and to share in their inspirational success. We will be serving dinner, so please be sure to RSVP. If you plan on bringing guests, please let us know how many.

2015 College Initiative Graduation Celebration

Thurs., June 25
6-9 PM
John Jay College
2nd Floor Dining Room
524 West 59th St.
NYC

To RSVP, e-mail mcarey@collegeinitiative.org.

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