Upcoming Events Calendar

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November

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.

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December 3

Screening: A Place To Stand

A Place to Stand is a film screening, poetry reading and interactive dance experience highlighting the transformative creativity in spaces of incarceration. Featuring
readings from poet-facilitators Kirya Traber and Najee Omar, who work within juvenile
detention settings through Voices UnBroken, and a collective dance experience from Dances for Solidarity. Hosted by poet Caits Meissner, sharing the work of incarcerated women poets from the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program. The film A Place to Stand
is about Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from functionally illiterate convict to award-winning poet.

Thurs., Dec. 3
7:30 PM
Kipps Bay IMAX
570 2nd Ave. and 33rd St.
NYC

Click here to reserve your $15 ticket.

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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
NYC

Click here for more information.

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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.
NYC

Click here to RSVP. Tickets are free.

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December 7

Pinkerton Youth Justice Symposium

The bi-annual Pinkerton Youth Justice Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Osborne Association. The symposium will address issues surrounding the children and families of incarcerated individuals. Speakers will include Zachary Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and John Jay College President Jeremy Travis. Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Mon., Dec. 7
1-5 PM
John Jay College
2nd Floor Student Dining Hall
524 W. 59 St.
NYC

UPDATE: Click here to register. Click here for more information.

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