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Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 7

Webinar: Transforming Men And Boys To End Violence Against Women

Please join us for this Webinar discussion which is brought to you by Defending Childhood in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Futures Without Violence. Our presenters are:

— Juan Carlos Areàn, Director of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza
— Erik Bringswhite, Youth Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Community Engagement, Youth and Adult Diversion
— Terri Strodthoff, Founder and Executive Director, Alma Center, Inc.
— Sam Simmons, SAFE Families Manager, Be More Project and Healing Generations

Webinar: Transforming Men And Boys To End Violence Against Women

Thurs., May 7
9-10:30 AM, 10-11:30 AM, 11-12:30 PM, 12-1:30 PM, 1-2:30 PM, and 2-3:30 PM

Seats are limited; register here.

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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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May 13

Free Film Screening: In An Ideal World

At the Soledad Prison in California, a warden, a white prisoner convicted of murder and a black former gang member struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America’s locked down racial order. Challenged for the first time by a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation ruling and a novel mixed-race program, their stories reveal the hope and the hidden risks of transformative change, and the institutional nature of racial hierarchies.

Free Film Screening: In An Ideal World

Wed., May 13
6:30-8:30 PM
Columbia School of Social Work
Room 311/312
1255 Amsterdam Ave.
NYC

Click here for more information.

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May 21

Arts to End Violence

Arts to End Violence is the Mediation Center’s annual celebration of local talent, neighborhood pride, and community building. We work to end violence, and believe in the power of art to bring people together, facilitate healing, and motivate positive social change. The festival includes a gallery exhibition of anti-violence art from adults and youth and a block party with local vendors, entertainment, art-making booths, and community building activities.We encourage you to join us in celebrating the talents and resiliency of youth and adults working together to create safer and healthier neighborhoods.

Arts to End Violence

Thurs., May 21
Mediation Center
256 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn

Click here for more information.

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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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October 29

The Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit

Our main honoree and special guest speaker will be Bryan Stevenson, an author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Just Mercy,” and the leader of the Equal Justice Initiative.

The Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit

Thurs., Oct. 29
Time and location TBA

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