Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 31

Youth Rally

Spoken word, dance contest, giveaways!

Mon. Aug. 31
4 PM-7 PM
Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheatre
122nd St. and Madison Ave.
NYC

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August 31

New York Area Re-Entry Meetup

Galvanizing resources for our men, women, and youth returning home from confinement. Private event for re-entry professionals only. Networking activities and free hors d’oeuvres for the first hour. Cash bar. Happy hour $6 drinks.

Mon., Aug. 31
5:30-7:30 PM

Cove Lounge
325 Malcolm X Blvd. at 126th St.
NYC
(use the private entrance next to Corner Social)

Free admission. Must register at www.reentrymeetup.eventbrite.com. For more information, e-mail reentrymeetup@gmail.com.

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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 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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