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September 2017

The Women’s Building Block Party

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dear friends, The Women’s Building block party is coming back to the neighborhood! On Saturday, September 23 on West 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, we’ll be holding our second annual block party featuring live performances, community art projects, kids’ activities, food and drink for purchase, and more. All of the block party’s vendors, participating organizations, partners, and staff are united by a common goal of promoting the rights of women and girls everywhere. This family-friendly event brings the whole…

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Facing Racism/Whiteness: A Mindful Approach to Social Justice

September 26 @ 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26 at 4:20pm in JG Annex, 435 West 116th Street Join us for a conversation with Lama Rod Owens & Rev. angel Kyodo williams. This event is open to the public and light food will be served. From the Columbia Law School Mindfulness Program and co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Institutional and Social Change and the Center for Justice at Columbia University. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities, so please let us know…

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October 2017

Beyond the Bars, LA

October 13 - October 15
University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 United States + Google Map

On October 13th, 14th & 15th, 2017, the Beyond the Bars LA fellows and the Justice Work Group at UCLA will host Beyond the Bars LA: The End of Mass Incarceration, our inaugural conference, to bring together community organizations, activists, policy makers, researchers, students and those directly impacted by issues of incarceration from across the nation.   This conference seeks to join the efforts of various individuals and groups working to end mass incarceration, in order to bring together our knowledge, experience,…

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Columbia Giving Day

October 17 - November 17

On Wed., October 18, 2017, support the Center for Justice at Columbia University in honor of Giving Day!   Our mission is to develop university-community partnerships that work together to end our nation’s reliance on criminalization, incarceration and retribution, and transform the justice system into one centered on prevention and healing.   Your gift will help us provide college courses to students in prisons, workshops in areas that range from coding to creative writing to youth in detention centers, and educational, research,…

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June Jordan Roundtable

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnard College, Diana Event Oval,

The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan is the first of two roundtables celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the arrival of June Jordan's papers at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, as well as the recent founding of the June Jordan Fellowship at Columbia University. In the spirit of Jordan’s example, this roundtable will be comprised of artists, organizers, and scholars alike, and will be open to the broader NYC community. The roundtable will serve as a space of interdisciplinary, intergenerational…

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$275

College & Community Fellowship Fall Benefit Gala

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tribeca 360°, 10 Desbrosses Street
New York, New York 10013
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Please join us for our Bi-Annual Benefit Gala! This year, we honor Maggie Lear and Andrea Levere, women who have dedicated their lives to combating inequality. We also honor the Center for Justice at Columbia University for its work to transform the criminal justice system. This sparkling event, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, will be hosted by renowned poet and comedian Liza Jessie Peterson. With your support, we can continue to provide high-quality college counseling services to formerly incarcerated women.…

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$225

Empathic Facilitator Training

October 27 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue - C06
New York, 10027
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The Empathic Facilitator is a two-day training for anyone who leads groups and wants to develop the skills to create an intentional and transformative group 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 offering one-on-one coaching. In partnership with The Center for Justice at Columbia University, a The Empathic Facilitator training uniquely customized to meet the needs of the field of…

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Storytelling In Rikers

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 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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Friday, 27 October 2017 12:15pm - 2:15pm Columbia University, The Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room Sahar Ullah, Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow (2016 - 2017), has been working with Columbia University's Rikers Education Initiative to design and facilitate a series of storytelling workshops for young women at the Rose M Singer Center at Rikers Island over the last academic year. Ullah will reflect on her experience teaching and learning from the students about different aspects of storytelling including visual narration, character development,…

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November 2017

The Roma People’s Project: Launch and Discussion

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 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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From Gypsy Stereotypes to Roma Reality and Aspirations Please RSVP Here Space is limited so first come, first seated. Did you know... The so-called  "free-spirited Gypsies" are, in fact, the Roma - one of the most stigmatized and least understood ethnic groups in the world Roma culture has many more facets than Gypsy stereotypes considering its lack of homeland, variety of religions, music and the diversity of the Roma people? Roma people left India about 1000 years ago and have…

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NYC Council Speaker Criminal Justice Forum

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2018 the New York City Council will elected a new Speaker. We need a Council Speaker who will deliver for our communities on important issues such as police accountability, closing Rikers, civil rights and immigration. RSVP to join us on November 14th as we hear a debate from the announced candidates. This event is co-sponsored by JustLeadershipUSA, Citizen Action-NY, Communities United for Police Reform, the Columbia Center for Justice, the Drug Policy Alliance, VOCAL-NY, New York Civil Liberties Union,…

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