Upcoming Events Calendar

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 20

Through the Eyes of a Child

This youth justice symposium will focus on policies and practices that affect the lives of children and families of incarcerated individuals. There will be several expert panelists featured in the discussions “Front-End Needs and Effective Responses” and “Innovations and Interventions During Parental Incarceration.” There will also be a film screening of  The Visit: A Day With My Father at Sing Sing.

John Jay College, 2nd floor dining hall
524 West 59th St. New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 8:30 AM-1 PM

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April 22

Solutions to Post-Incarceration Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Businesses and Universities

Businesses and universities play crucial roles in providing the education, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities needed for the formerly incarcerated to reenter society.  The  Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and the Columbia University Center for Justice is hosting this forum consisting of top scholars, policy-makers, nonprofits and business leaders to answer the question: What can businesses and universities do to promote the successful reentry of people returning home from prisons and jails? 

Low Memorial Library, New York, NY 10027

Friday, April 22, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

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May 5

The Color Line In the 21st Century

The Community Service Society of New York is hosting a panel discussion on the ongoing effect of race, punishment and exclusion in the United States. The discussion will highlight intersections between the functioning of institutional racism and the role that the criminal punishment system plays in subordinating poor people of certain races to second-class citizenship. The goal of this event will be to inform and frame policies to address these problems in the face of another election cycle.

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue
Rooms 311 & 312
New York, NY 10027

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6 PM-8 PM

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May 19

Chef Michel Nischan: Unlocking Healthy Food Affordability

The NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College is hosting this event as part of its Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar Series. Michel Nischan, the Founder of Wholesome Wave, which  aims to provide underserved consumers healther food choices, will speak about how cheaper healthy eating options helps local food commerce to thrive. The two other panelists will be a farmer and the Director of Food Policy from the Mayor’s Office.

Hunter College

Silberman Building

2180 Third Avenue, Auditorium

New York, NY 10035

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

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