Upcoming Events Calendar

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 12

Vera Institute Of Justice Summer Film Series:
Award-Winning Documentary “STOP” + Q&A With Director Spencer Wolff

For the past several years, stop and frisk in New York City has been front-page news. It has stirred passions, sown division, inspired social activism, and led to a monumental change in New York City’s understanding of policing and its vision of itself. The central catalyst for this change was Floyd et al. v. the City of New York et al. (Floyd), a class-action lawsuit brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in 2008. The lawsuit alleged racial bias in the pattern and practice of stop and frisks conducted by the New York City Police Department (NYPD). It culminated in Federal Judge Scheindlin’s landmark ruling that the NYPD’s application of stop and frisk is unconstitutional. In January 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would drop its appeal to the ruling.

The feature-length documentary STOP follows three years in the life of David Ourlicht, one of the four named plaintiffs in Floyd. By interweaving the story of David’s family with the action around the trial, STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights. 

Wed., August 12
6-8 PM
Vera Institute Of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
NYC

For more information, click here. To pre-register (required), click here.

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September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4

Restorative Justice As A Tool For Transformative Change: Exploring Pathways To Dignity And Healing Continuing Education Course

This intensive introduction to restorative justice will blend examples from theory and practice to help participants develop an in-depth understanding of its origins, principles, and application. The course will also include an exploration of the role of and impact on survivors of crime with a particular emphasis on trauma and power. In addition, participants will study accountability for those responsible for crime through a restorative justice lens. These sessions will culminate in an examination of the potential and limitations of restorative justice to address mass incarceration and structural racism. Participants will engage in critical dialogue about these processes in the contexts of history, power, and social change. Throughout the course and in the final week in particular, participants will be given an opportunity to understand and practice some of the core mechanics of restorative justice by focusing on the method of peacemaking circles.

Wednesdays: September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4
6:30-8 PM
Silberman School of Social Work Hunter College/CUNY
2180 Third Ave.
NYC

Click here for more information and to register.

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October 29

*** THE FORTUNE SOCIETY ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT ***

Honorees:

— Game Changer Award. Special guest speaker Bryan Stevenson, an author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Just Mercy,” and the founder and executive director  of the Equal Justice Initiative.

— Special Recognition. Khalil A. Cumberbatch, policy associate at the Legal Action Center and former Fortune client.

— David Rothenberg Achievement Award. Francis Greenburger, founder and president of The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice.

Thurs., Oct. 29
6-9 PM
The Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street
NYC

For more information, click here or e-mail rabreu@fortunesociety.org or call 347-510-3448.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

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October 29

Citizens’ Committee For Children Of New York 2015 Celebration Breakfast

Please join us for our 2015 Celebration Breakfast. Your support will help us improve the lives of the nearly 2 million children living in New York City, one-third of whom live in poverty.

Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Eleanor Roosevelt Award: Anne E. Delaney
Vanguard Award: Robert Reffkin
Samuel P. Peabody Award: Ismael Nazario
Co-Chairs: Marilyn Lubell, Mahsa Pelosky, Helen Rothlein & James White, Nancy Solomon, Heidi Stamas

Thurs., Oct. 29
7:30 AM-9:15 AM
583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street

Click here for more information. Click here to buy tickets.

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