Events

From community events and advocacy rallies, to galas honoring justice reform champions, The Fortune Society holds a number of events that help us advance our mission.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon
    The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon
    November 04, 2018

    Join The Fortune Society marathon team – The Fortune Flyers – and run to help individuals with justice involvement thrive after incarceration. Guarantee your spot in this premier race and support our mission. ...

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  • Creative Arts Festival 2018
    Creative Arts Festival 2018
    March 21, 2018

    Join us for the fifth annual month-long celebration of the imagination and creativity of our participants and partners. Events will be held at The Fortune Society's main service center in Long Island City, as well as...

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  • Meet Barbara Allan, Author of “Doing Our Time on the Inside”
    Meet Barbara Allan, Author of “Doing Our Time on the Inside”
    March 04, 2018

    Join us for a celebration of Barbara Allan’s new memoir, “Doing Our Time on the Outside.” Ms. Allan, founder of Prison Families Anonymous, will tell her story and sign copies of her book. #mc_embed_sig...

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PAST EVENTS

  • Film & Discussion – Rikers: An American Jail
    Film & Discussion – Rikers: An American Jail
    February 18, 2018

    RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe th...

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  • Fortune in My Eyes
    Fortune in My Eyes
    February 18, 2018

    In this free event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, David Rothenberg will speak about the theatre as an agent for social change and how the play he produced ("Fortune and Men's Eyes") led to the creation of t...

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  • Humanizing the Issue: Criminal Justice Reform
    Humanizing the Issue: Criminal Justice Reform
    February 17, 2018

    In this interactive panel discussion, people directly impacted by the criminal justice system share their diverse experiences as testimonials for why criminal justice reform is desperately needed. Touching upon issues s...

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  • Words Matter: How to Help Social Causes by  Using Humanizing Language
    Words Matter: How to Help Social Causes by Using Humanizing Language
    February 02, 2018

    This free workshop will feature an interactive presentation facilitated by Khalil A. Cumberbatch, AVP of Policy at The Fortune Society, followed by an engaging roundtable discussion providing opportunities for collective...

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  • Social Justice Champions Debate
    Social Justice Champions Debate
    December 19, 2017

    In this engaging evening of persuasive expression, members of The Fortune Society’s Debate Club teamed up with Social Justice Professionals to examine the critical issue of whether or not NY State should continue utili...

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  • Social Justice and Health Equity: Care for People at the Intersections
    Social Justice and Health Equity: Care for People at the Intersections
    December 04, 2017

    Everyone deserves access to competent, comprehensive, and compassionate healthcare that addresses healing from a holistic perspective. The trauma of incarceration uniquely impacts people living with HIV and AIDS, expl...

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  • Exposing Injustice: A Presentation by Malcolm Bell
    Exposing Injustice: A Presentation by Malcolm Bell
    November 16, 2017

    Come visit The Fortune Society as Malcolm Bell addresses Fortune clients and staff, sharing his experience exposing the injustice and inhumanity committed by law officers during the Attica prison rebellion. Malcolm Be...

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  • TBS PRESENTS: A TOAST TO THE O.G.’S OF COMEDY
    TBS PRESENTS: A TOAST TO THE O.G.’S OF COMEDY
    November 09, 2017

    A celebration of comedy toasting trailblazing stand-ups Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer from the upcoming TBS comedy "The Last O.G." Audiences will be treated to an unfiltered night of hilarious stand-up featu...

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  • The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon
    The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon
    November 05, 2017

    Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary and run to help transform lives of formerly incarcerated people The Fortune Society is proud to participate in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Guarantee your spot in t...

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  • The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala
    The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala
    October 30, 2017

    Online ticket sales have closed for our 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 30th at Tribeca 360°.  If you would like to purchase tickets, please call The Fortune Society’s Benefit Office at 347.545.1981. ...

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  • 50th Anniversary Spring Benefit
    50th Anniversary Spring Benefit
    April 17, 2017

    We’re pleased to invite you to The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Spring Benefit to be held Monday, April 17, 2017 at City Winery at 155 Varick Street NYC. Featuring a performance of The Castle play, dir...

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  • Fortune Flyers 2016
    Fortune Flyers 2016
    November 06, 2016

    Watch our team of runners, The Fortune Flyers, at the TCS New York City Marathon as they further our mission to support formerly incarcerated people’s successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarcer...

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  • Excluded: A Dialogue on Safe, Supportive, and Affordable Housing for People With Justice System Involvement
    Excluded: A Dialogue on Safe, Supportive, and Affordable Housing for People With Justice System Involvement
    October 27, 2016

    Everyone deserves a safe, stable place to live that supports access to opportunity. For people with justice system involvement, the doors to housing are often closed at every turn. Discrimination, scarcity, affordability...

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  • The Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit
    The Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit
    October 18, 2016

    We’re pleased to invite you to The Fortune Society’s Annual Fall Benefit to be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Three Sixty° at 10 Desbrosses Street in Tribeca, New York. 6pm Cocktails | 7pm Dinner & Program....

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  • Art Series 2016
    Art Series 2016
    May 17, 2016

    Our Third Annual Art Series will showcase the musical talents of our clients, staff, and special guests, made possible through our Creative Arts program. It will also explore the important role of culture and the arts in...

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