Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Audio Letters For Loved Ones In Prison

Later this month, NPR’s Latino USA revisits the topic of prison life for an upcoming radio show, and we are asking for your help. Do you know someone who is incarcerated? Do you write to that person? If so, send us a short voice memo of an audio letter that you would write to your loved one in prison and we will broadcast it on air during an upcoming show on prisons — or post it on our website.

You can tell them you love them, you miss them, or just what happened during the week. Make sure to include a greeting and a goodbye. You can e-mail it to us or call 707-625-0363 and leave a short voicemail.


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.

Wed., Nov. 4
6:30-8 PM
Silberman School of Social Work Hunter College/CUNY
2180 Third Ave.

Click here for more information and to register.


November 4

Safer Return Demonstration: Impact Findings From The Research-Based Community Reentry Initiative

The first session of the 2015-2016 Occasional Series on Research in Reentry will feature Jocelyn Fontaine from The Urban Institute and Rochelle Perry from Safer Foundation presenting their research on Safer Return, a multi-year, research-based demonstration designed to improve the outcomes of reentering individuals and their families.

Wed., Nov. 4
8:30-11 AM
John Jay College
New Building Room 9.64
555 West 57th St.
Suite 609B-BMW

Breakfast served at 8:30 AM. Speakers begin promptly at 9 AM. Click here for more information.


November 21

Advocacy Training: Learn How To Transform The Legislative Landscape And Gain Skills To Win Your Campaign

Every year members and supporters of the Education From The Inside Out Coalition meet to learn from and with one another in support of our campaigns to remove barriers to higher education for all court-involved individuals. This year we will be sharpening our advocacy skills in support of the Restoring Education and Learning Act.

Sat., Nov. 21
10 AM -3 PM
Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1626

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information.


December 3

A Justice-In-Education Initiative Series Event: Teaching Contemporary Civilization In Prison

Joshua Dubler is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and served as a post-doctoral fellow with the Society of Fellows in the Humanities from 2008-2011. Joshua earned his PhD in Religion from Princeton University. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of the chapel at Graterford Prison, which he turned into a book, “Down in the Chapel.” His forthcoming book, entitled “Break Every Yoke: Religion, Power, and the End of Mass Incarceration,” looks to marshal religious resources toward prison abolition. As a post-doctoral fellow, he taught Columbia’s Core course, Contemporary Civilizations, in Graterford Prison in Pennsylvania, and his talk will be a reflection of that teaching experience.

Thurs., Dec. 3
12:15-2 PM
Columbia University
The Heyman Center
Common Room/2nd Floor
Morningside Campus

Click here for more information.


December 7

Just Change

Communities and individuals who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration have the most knowledge when it comes to reforming the criminal justice system. Their experiences and stories can become the bedrock of public policy that can end the era of mass incarceration.The Northeast regional convening is an opportunity for formerly incarcerated thought leaders to come together and speak to and create strategies with officals from the Federal Government. Together we will create solutions to repair communities harmed by years of tough on crime public policy.

Mon., Dec. 7
9 AM-5 PM
The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Dr.

Click here to RSVP. Tickets are free.


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