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November 2017

Windows on Death Row: Additional Events Planned in Conjunction with the Exhibit

November 13 - November 21
Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall Rm 106
New York , United States
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Columbia Law School presents the New York City premiere of a thought-provoking art exhibit designed to expand the national conversation on capital punishment in the U.S. Please join us for the opening of “Windows on Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls.” This extraordinary collaborative project displays more than 60 works drawn from people on death row, as well as from some of America’s top political cartoonists. Co-creators Patrick Chappatte, editorial cartoonist for The New York Times,…

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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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Marijuana Policing and the Impact on Immigrants

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall Rm 106
New York , United States
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Across the United States and in New York, the tide is turning against marijuana prohibition, but resolutions to deal with collateral consequences for noncitizen immigrants remain stalled. As marijuana reform has progressed, reforms to the immigration system have not. Simple marijuana possession was the fourth most common offense among people who were deported nationally, and the most common offense among people deported with drug law violations. Just this year, multiple New Yorkers have been deported over a years-old marijuana misdemeanor,…

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Justice Working Group: Fall Seminars

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia University, Department of Psychology, Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall,, 1190 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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December 2017

Social Justice and Health Equity: Care for People at the Intersections

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Bard Lounge 50 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Everyone deserves access to competent, comprehensive, and compassionate healthcare that addresses healing from a holistic perspective.   The trauma of incarceration uniquely impacts people living with HIV and AIDS, exploring this intersection enhances our ability to create equitable systems of healthcare.   This interactive symposium will explore the disparities our unique community faces when accessing prevention, treatment, and care. Through engaging discussion, we will examine The Fortune Society’s innovative model of service provision and integrated research. Utilizing active audience contribution,…

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In Conversation: Michael Nutter and Elias Alcantara

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join CJR for a compelling conversation about the criminal justice system, featuring former Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter and Elias Alcantara, former Senior Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House.

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Introduction to Community Accountability and Transformative Justice with Mimi Kim

December 7 - December 8

December 7th & 8th, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm (both days required) Columbia University School of Social Work About the Training In this introductory two-day workshop on community accountability and transformative justice, Mimi Kim, founder of Creative Interventions will provide an overview of the development and current state of community accountability/transformative justice approaches to intimate partner violence and sexual violence. She will also present the principles, model and tools in the Creative Interventions Toolkit for a hands-on introduction to the how-to's…

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Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice

December 7 - December 9
International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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  CLICK HERE TO VEIW CONFERENCE THEME AND PROGRAM    

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Mitigating the Misreading of Boys of Color in Schools

December 9 @ 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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