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April 2017

Mass Incarceration & Parole Reform: A Matter of Life & Death

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbia University – Altschul Auditorium, 420 W. 118th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School present THE INVITATION: JUSTICE INVOLVEDColumbia University - Altschul Auditorium 420 W. 118th St Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:00pm EST Press Contacts: Meghan Bartley, meghanbartley@me.com Nancy Goldfarb, ng2319@columbia.edu   The Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School will host the next installment of the event series, The Invitation, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The series was created to spark dialogue and action around social and racial justice, and this month’s event will focus…

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Closing Reception for “Life after Life Inside”

April 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for a celebration on the final day of our exhibition of Sara Bennett’s “Life After Life Inside”. There will be a panel featuring experts in the field of mass incarceration along with women featured in the photographs, followed by a reception. Refreshments will be provided.

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Mass Supervision and the Making of the Carceral Citizen

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“Mass Supervision and the Making of the Carceral Citizen”, a talk by Reuben Jonathan Miller, PhD, Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago Thursday, April 27th at 4pm in room C03, School of Social Work  Prisoner reentry has become an important social institution in the life worlds’ of the urban poor. Drawing from ethnographic research in several large cities, this presentation reveals how criminal justice policy has produced new ways to…

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May 2017

Envisioning Life After Incarceration: A Gendered Response

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS) and the Center for Justice for the first in a series of interactive panels on women and mass incarceration and criminalization. “Envisioning Life after Incarceration” will focus on the challenges women face pre- and post-incarceration and will explore public policy and other gendered responses to rebuilding a life after incarceration. Featured participants will include: Reuben Miller of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ and the School of Social Administration, University of…

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Introductory Circle Training

May 3 - May 4

Introductory Circle Training May 3rd and 4th, 2017 – 9:30am – 4pm (both days) Columbia Law School – 435 W. 116th St – Case Lounge – 7th Floor This training will introduce Restorative Justice principles and cover the basics of Restorative Justice Circle practice. Upon completion, participants will be able to facilitate community-building Circles.   REGISTER HERE This training will provide foundational knowledge about what restorative justice is, what Circles are, and how they are being used in schools, communities, and…

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State Goods: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - June 16 @ 10:00 pm

Opening Reception: May 19: 6-8pm Performance: June 2, 2017: 7-9pm Symposium: June 3, 2017: 1-3pm STATE GOODS: ART IN THE ERA OF MASS INCARCERATIONfeatures works by currently and formerly incarcerated artists and explores how incarcerated people improvise to make works of art, while navigating the spatial restraints, material limitations, and punitive measures of prison life. Some of the works also provide a lens into the exploitation of prison labor by focusing on products made in U.S. prisons. Thus, the concept…

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June 2017


June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the occasion of the ‘Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration’ the program will include the “Spirit Alive” Awards Ceremony and Concert featuring: Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Janaye Ingram, lead organizers of the of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C; The late Kalief Browder, Criminal Justice Reform Leader (Posthumous Award); and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and former-President of Spelman College. Jazz luminaries Cyrus Chestnut and Wycliffe Gordon; acclaimed soprano Brandie Sutton; pianist,…

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July 2017

A Woman’s Celebration: 3rd Annual Wellness Convening

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love Thyself First is holding its third annual women’s celebration in New York, NY For the third year in a row the annual celebration will include an award ceremony honoring women who have persevered through struggles of imprisonment, domestic violence, depression as well as physical, mental and emotional obstacles to find strength to love and respect themselves. The program will include impactful speakers, an influential screening, inspiring poetry all while showcasing theater and various forms of visual arts. SEATING OPTIONS…

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August 2017

Justice 4 All Summit

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Rm 311, 1255 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join the Fortune Society, Ford Foundation, and the Center for Justice for the Justice 4 All Summit from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, August 1st in Room 311-312 in the Columbia School of Social Work. The summit is convened by young leaders to address issues within our communities and within the justice system.   For additional information and to RSVP, please visit: www.fortunesociety.org/justice4all

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