Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, August 29, 2016

August to November

The Fortune Fresh Farm Stand

On Tuesdays from 9am – 4pm until November, you can head over to the Fortune Fresh Farm Stand at 145th street and Edgecombe Avenue to purchase our locally grown herbs, herbal beverages, and breads at the Grassroots Farmers Market in West Harlem.

The Fortune Fresh Farm Stand at 145th street and Edgecombe Avenue, Manhattan

Tuesdays from August to November, 2016 from 9am-4pm

September 8

Rally to Close the Prison at Attica

We are rallying outside the Governor’s NYC office to show our support for closing the prison at Attica, decarceration, and an end to violence in New York State prisons. If your group or organization is interested in endorsing the rally or its platform of closing Attica, email beyondattica@gmail.com. You can RSVP here.

Office of the Governor of the State of New York

633 Third Ave and 41st St

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

For more information, click here.

September 10

Challenging Incarceration: Struggling for Justice in New York State

Join us to finalize a multi-policy platform, address the current political landscape, and strategize on how we can take collective action to challenge incarceration and build empowered communities. This is a multi-policy meeting open to all and there will be a light potluck brunch at 11:30am.

Castle Gardens Community Room

625 West 140th street

New York, NY, 10031

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12pm-2:30pm

For more information, click here. RSVP with Scott Paltrowitz at spaltrowitz@correctionalassociation.org.

September 12

No Separate Justice Vigil

Join the No Separate Justice’s monthly vigil outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, which is a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried. The mission of the No Separate Justice campaign is to place criminal justice abuses on the agendas of human and civil right organizations, the media, and the U.S. public through education and activism. 

Metropolitan Correctional Center

150 Park Row

Monday, September 12, 2016 from 6 pm to 7 pm

For more information, click here.

September 17

Candles for Clemency

Candles for Clemency urges the Governor to keep his promises of providing pardons to eligible justice involved youth and clemency that restores freedom to deserving formerly incarcerated people to live productive lives and contribute to society. Candles for Clemency is an organization of New Yorkers working for reform of our prisons and criminal justice system. Candles has organized a number of vigils in the past several years.

605 Millwood Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549-3955, United States

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

For more information, click here.

September 23

Together to End Solitary

Every day in New York prisons and jails, there are over 5,000 people put in solitary
confinement who spend 23 or more hours a day locked in a cell. Join CAIC to end the torture of solitary confinement on the 23rd of every month (in recognition of the 23+ hours a day people spend in solitary).

West 181st street and Fort Washington Ave

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

For more information, click here.

September 24

March and Rally to #CLOSErikers

We are marching from Queens Plaza to the Rikers Island Bridge to show Mayor de Blasio that the city is united in supporting the closing of Rikers Island. Afterwards, there will then be a rally and vigil at 19th avenue and Hazen street at 5 pm. 

Queens Plaza

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2 pm to 8 pm

For more information, click here or contact: Erin at 408-691-7372/erin@justleadershipusa.org or Arnequa at 646-812-5287/arnequa@justleadershipusa. org.

October 18

The Fortune Society Annual Gala

In honor of their extraordinary achievements, we are thrilled to pay tribute to The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of the State of New York and Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins, and Betty P. Rauch, member and immediate past chairperson of the Fortune Society’s Board of Directors at The Fortune Society’s annual fall benefit.

Three Sixty Degrees, Tribeca, NYC

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets, journal ads, or to donate, visit www.fortunesociety.org/fallbenefit2016.

November 6

The New York City Marathon

Watch our team of runners, The Fortune Flyers, at this year’s TCS New York City Marathon as they further our mission to support formerly incarcerated people’s successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration. All team members have pledged to raise a minimum of $3,250 by the day of the Marathon. To help them reach this goal, you can donate at https://www.crowdrise.com/fortunesocietynyc2016.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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