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February 2017

Columbia Law School Paul Robeson Conference

February 24
Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall Rm 106
New York , United States
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Columbia Law School  Paul Robeson Gala and Conference  Please save the date for the Paul Robeson Conference onFriday, February 24 hosted by the Columbia Law School Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL). Our Keynote Addresses will be from Angela Rye and Khalil Cumberbatch. Our theme for the 2017 Paul Robeson Gala and Conference is “Reclaiming the Narrative.” In our legal, political, and social climate, people of color still struggle to dictate their narrative. We aim to highlight the work of legal practitioners,…

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SPEAK! Resistance Through the Arts

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Castle Gardens, 625 W 140th St
New York, 10031 United States
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SPEAK! Resistance Through the Arts by Beyond the Bars Fellowship/Center for Justice at Columbia University DATE AND TIME Fri, February 24, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST DESCRIPTION Beyond the Bars Fellowship presents Speak!: Resistance through the Arts, a celebration of the resilient souls and voices impacted by incarceration and state violence. Speak! is a space where artists will speak to the injustices of these systems in ways that inspire action, deepening awareness about the dehumanizing, violent nature of the criminal justice…

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February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place
New York, New York 10003 United States
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FILM SCREENING: "A WALK TO FREEDOM" A Walk to Freedom Women’s rights activist Donna Hylton is granted permission to visit her friends inside the maximum security prison where she served 27 years. A Walk To Freedom is Donna Hylton's first-person interview about the childhood abuse she endured, the spiral of events that lead to her incarceration, and how she learned to live, love, and trust all over again. Donna Hylton is a women's rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate. Donna speaks…

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Repair the Harms

February 28 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Great Western Staircase (Million Dollar Staircase),, New York State Capitol
Albany, NY United States
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New York’s marijuana arrest crusade began more than 20 years ago. Since then, police departments across the state have arrested over 800,000 New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession offenses. What’s worse, many of these arrests were the product of an unconstitutional stop. Today, thousands of New Yorkers are still being burdened by these arrests even after the Governor and law enforcement officials admitted they were wrong!   This week, the New York State Assembly passed a landmark piece of legislation to provide some reprieve…

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March 2017


March 2 - March 5

MARCH 2-5, 2017 Registration will be live on Friday February 17th 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 mass incarceration and mass criminalization and building a just and safe society. Each year scholars, students, activists, advocates, policy makers, government officials and those who have been most directly impacted by issues of incarceration and criminalization come together for three days to…

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Community Scholars Lecture: Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment

March 7 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University,

DATE Mar 07, 2017 -  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM   LOCATION Low LibraryMorningside Campus (W. 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) New York, NY 10027 Columbia University, Low Library SPEAKERS Reverend Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship (CCF) and Columbia University Community Scholar Voices From Inside America's Mass System of Punishment: The Freeing Power of Higher Education! This lecture will discuss the historic complexities of America’s systems of punishment and its links to race, class, gender, political suppression, and…

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The Empathic Facilitator

March 10 - March 11
Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

Practitioners in the fields of criminal justice and reentry services understand the importance of empathizing with the people they serve. In fact, the restorative justice process is predicated on a foundation of empathy. While it may be assumed a given in social service settings, we never stop cultivating the set of skills necessary for an effective embodiment of empathy. The Empathic Facilitator is a two-day training for anyone who leads groups and wants to develop the skills to create a…

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