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February 2019

New Books in the Arts & Sciences and Justice Forum: Celebrating Recent Work by Bruce Western

February 18 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Rm 311/312, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison By: Bruce Western In the era of mass incarceration, over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In these circumstances, how do former prisoners navigate reentering society? In Homeward, sociologist Bruce Western examines the tumultuous first year after release from prison. Drawing from in-depth interviews with over one hundred individuals, he describes the lives of the formerly incarcerated and demonstrates how poverty, racial inequality, and…

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Criminal Justice Reform Public Advocate Forum

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William & June Warren WJW – L107, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us for a robust conversation about criminal justice in New York City with candidates for the Office of Public Advocate Did you know there was an Office of Public Advocate? Do you know what the Public Advocate does? Did you know if something happens to the mayor of New York who takes his place? While technically speaking, the office of Public Advocate has little political power, however 17 people are vying for the seat and the last two people…

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Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Forum at Columbia University, 605 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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AMEND THE 13TH is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy which places at its center the violence, degradation, trauma and dehumanization inflicted on communities that are targeted by our “criminal injustice system.” Now is the time for those who believe in democratic justice and full citizenship for all Americans to demand that the 13th Amendment’s Punishment Clause be removed from the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment, laws emerging from its ratification (namely the Black Codes),…

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March 2019

Beyond the Bars Pre-Conference Event “Rhythm & Words”

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In anticipation of the 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference on March 7th – 10th at Columbia University, the Center for Justice is hosting a per-conference kick-off event that will feature a live hip-hop jazz fusion band, spoken word poetry, art, and comedy in the heart of New York City! This event is FREE and open to the public with registration. Join us for “RHYTHM & WORDS” Friday, March 1, 2019 The Forum at Columbia University 125 th Street and Broadway 6 – 8:30 pm…

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Beyond the Bars 2019

March 7 - March 10
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 1109
New York, 10027 United States
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The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University will focus on both the incarceration and criminalization of women and girls themselves as well as of their families and communities. Our focus is inclusive of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. The many struggles for justice, equity and safety led by women and girls directly impacted by the criminal legal system will be at the heart of the conference as we create a space…

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Restorative Approaches to Sexual Harm and the Patriarchy

March 29 - March 31
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 1109
New York, 10027 United States
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*** SOLD OUT *** We are overbooked for this training and unfortunately do not have a waitlist.  Date And Time Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar   Location Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10027 View Map Restorative Approaches to Sexual Harm and the Patriarchy with Sonya Shah, nuri nusrat, Mike Nelson, Richard Cruz and Alison Espinosa-Setchko March 29th-31st 9:30am - 5:00pm - All three days…

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The Empathic Facilitator

March 29 - March 30

The Empathic Facilitator is a two-day training for anyone who leads groups and wants to develop the skills to lead a profound change process. The principles and practices learned in this training can be adapted for a range of settings and groups whether you regularly facilitate workshops, team meetings, or offer one-on-one coaching. We explore four experiential modules through theory, practice, and reflection. The modules are designed to build on each other, deepening the experience with each section completed. The two-day…

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April 2019

Punishing Trauma: The Collateral Consequences of Incarceration

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 3:30 pm
Columbia Maison Française, 515 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
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Punishing Trauma: A Conference on the Collateral Consequences of Incarceration Although the problem of mass incarceration has recently received more wide-spread scrutiny, the negative consequences of incarceration on children, families, and communities still receive less attention and remain under addressed and poorly understood. Punishing Trauma aims to provide an interdisciplinary space for conversations between academic researchers and community-based practitioners who study, work with, and confront these pressing concerns. Academic perspectives must be in conversation with community perspectives for justice to…

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May 2019

Responding Restoratively: An Introduction to Restorative Principles and Practices

May 31 @ 9:30 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

This is an introductory training to the principles and practices of restorative justice and restorative approaches to conflict resolution. Participants will learn the ethos of restorative approaches including underlying theory and values as well as experience and learn some foundational tools to respond to conflict and harm in a restorative way. Participants will learn how to facilitate restorative community building circles and less formalized restorative responses. Cost: $250 Limited scholarships are available. For questions or to apply for a scholarship…

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June 2019

Justice Ambassadors Youth Council Grand Summit

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jerome Green Hall Room 106, 435 West 116 Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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RSVP TO LR2948@COLUMBIA.EDU   Click here to download a copy of the Justice Ambassadors Grand Summit press release.

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