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December 2017

Mitigating the Misreading of Boys of Color in Schools

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th Street
New York, 10027 United States
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This event is intended to ignite discussion on how educators can work with Black and Brown males in high schools to reimagine the educational landscape. Join us for an event created by high school boys of color around issues of injustice and inequity in education. Schedule of Events 10:00am: Multimodal presentations spotlighting the life histories of boys of color 10:45am: Socratic circle analyzing the multimodal texts and what they mean for educators 11:30am: Panel featuring Black and Brown high school…

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January 2018


January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
new York, NY 10025 United States
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Hosted by Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC Monday, January 29 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM   Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St, New York, New York 10025 The Cathedral is pleased to present a panel discussion, sponsored by the Society of Regents, on the increasing need for American prison reform and the ways in which we can push for the fair treatment of both currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. The…

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Columbia Law School Presents Justin Von Bujdoss

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Case Lounge, 435 West 116 Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10027 United States
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February 2018

Racial Literacy Roundtable and Civic Participation Project Salon with Dr. Jabari Mahiri

February 6 - February 7

Happy 2018 to all! Please join us on February 6th and 7th for a Racial Literacy Roundtable and Civic Participation Salon with Professor Jabari Mahiri of U.C. Berkeley. Information is below and flyers are attached. We look forward to seeing you there!                       Facilitator: ​ Dr. Jabari Mahiri, Professor of Education and Brinton Chair of Urban Teaching Racial Literacy Roundtable  Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm ~ Milbank Chapel…

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New York Premiere of Survivors Guide to Prison

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmark Theater, 657 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Gina Belafonte, Adrian Grenier, David Arquette, Danny Trejo & Jesse Williams in partnership with Columbia University's Center for Justice cordially invite you as our guest to attend the    New York Premiere of Survivors Guide to Prison Wednesday, February 21st @ 7:00 pm  Landmark Theater at: 657 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019 Q&A discussion will follow the film.   Please click here to RSVP or visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-premiere-of-survivors-guide-to-prison-tickets-43145448197   Note, screening tickets are complimentary and first come, first served. Signing up at this link does not guarantee…

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Justice Working Group presents “Playing with Anger: Racial Literacy and Health Interventions for Black Boys and Men”

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University – Second Floor Common Room, 74 Morningside Drive
New York , NY 10027 United States
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Date: 2/22   Time: 4-6pm   Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room, The Heyman Center Click Here for Directions   RSVP Here   Speaker: Dr. Howard Stevenson, "Playing with Anger: Racial Literacy and Health Interventions for Black Boys and Men"   Description: Understanding how the unique life experiences of Black boys and men can be integrated into the intervention protocols and measurement of randomized and quasi-experimental trials is the focus of this talk. Two mental health research projects funded by the National Institutes…

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Beyond the Bars Open Mic Night

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fortune Society Castle, 625 W. 140th Street
New York, NY United States
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The 2018 Beyond the Bars Fellowship Presents a night of music and spoken word against prisons and jails Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7pm-9pm at the Fortune Society, 625 W. 140th Street. We invite all individuals, in particular those directly and indirectly impacted by incarceration to come together to share their experiences, partake in community, and create art together. February 23, 2018 7pm-9pm  Fortune Society, 625 W. 140th Street.

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March 2018


March 1 - March 4

Beyond the Bars: Closing Jails and Prisons March 1-4, 2018 The 8th annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University seeks to contribute to the growing movement to close jails and prisons as a part of the larger struggle to end mass incarceration. In particular, we will focus on elevating the efforts led by grassroots organizers that include formerly incarcerated and directly impacted people. Prison and jail closings have been taking place unevenly throughout the…

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After Attica: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK, NY 10005 United States
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DESCRIPTION History doesn’t always speak so directly to the present, but Heather Ann Thompson’s Pulitzer-winning account of the 1971 Attica Uprisings is in direct conversation with more recent coverage by the New York Times, also recognized by Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2017. Our panelists will examine the social and historical forces at work in the American penal system and explain the investigative work behind their findings. Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising…

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Justice Working Group Talk: Dark Inquiry, creators of Bail Bloc

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia Law School, 410 W 117 St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Spring Justice Working Group Series: Mark Hansen and Michael Krisch, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Time: 4-6pm Location: Jerome Greene Annex (see directions below) Please join us for our second talk in the Spring Justice Working Group series, featuring Dark Inquiry, the creators of Bail Bloc (www.bailbloc.thenewinquiry.com). Bail Bloc is more than a distributed currency mining app that raises money to post bail, it's an example of what Dark Inquiry calls "Rhetorical Software"; software…

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