Beyond the Bars Conference
Beyond the Bars is an annual student-driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration held at Columbia University. Each year the conference brings together students, faculty, activists, advocates, practitioners, those who have experienced incarceration, community members and more to connect, galvanize and deepen the work to end mass incarceration, and to build justice and equity.
Beyond the Bars: Transcending the Punishment Paradigm March 2-5, 2017 REGISTER HERE The Beyond the Bars Conference, now going into its 7th year, is an annual event that brings together a trans-disciplinary group to advance the work of ending massLEARN MORE >
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined us over the three days, all of the amazing speakers, the more than 1600 attendees, the many organizations, the Columbia Staff and all of those who worked toLEARN MORE >
The 2015 Beyond the Bars conference was a powerful weekend that brought together people from different spaces and places to think critically about issues across the carceral continuum and discuss ways to work towards lasting, transformative justice. Kicked off by Michelle Alexander on Friday night, theLEARN MORE >