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April 2018

HEAR & NOW: An Interactive Oral History Exhibit

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall, Columbia University, 3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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HEAR & NOW is a multimedia pop-up presenting the fieldwork of scholars who are also activists, researchers who are also storytellers, oral historians who are also community members. The exhibit will include work by *Valerie Fendt, oral historian and volunteer with the Prison Education Program at Columbia University, on Comparative Classrooms: Teaching to Transgress How do we value education, who benefits from it, and what are the impacts of Columbia classes inside of state correctional facilities?   *Inspired by radical educators, like bell…

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April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall Rm 106
New York , United States
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A talk by James Forman, Jr. (Yale University School of Law) April 12, 2018 6:00 pm Columbia Law School, room 103 Professor Forman is the author of Locking up our own: Crime and Punishment in Black America and a leading critic in mass incarceration. Presented by the Center for American Studies with support from the Jack Miller Center

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The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families & Communities

April 13 - April 14

NYC REGIONAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION The first of our upcoming six regional conferences will be April 13th -14th in NYC, at the Unitarian Church of All Souls located at 1157 Lexington Avenue, corner of E. 80th Street. Registration is now open! We will be exploring the impact of mass incarceration on families and communities. The conference is free of charge. Please be on the lookout for exciting updates about speakers and agenda. To capitalize on the momentum from the March for Justice,…

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Transformative Justice Responses to Gender Based Violence

April 20

with Nastassja Schmiedt and Lea Roth April 20th 9:30am - 5:00pm Columbia School of Social Work Join Nastassja Schmiedt and Lea Roth of Spring Up for a day long training on responding to gender based violence and building the foundations of consent culture with transformative justice. This is a practical skills-building training that walks through a step-by-step guide to designing and implementing transformative justice practices. TO REGISTER COST: $75 per person *limited scholarships are available tjresponses.eventbrite.com Nastassja (Stas) Schmiedt and…

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A Shared Sentence: Effects of Parental Incarceration on Student Education

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Knapp Hall, Farmingdale College, 2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735 United States
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Date: April 20, 2018 Time: 9:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Place: Knapp Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 We invite you to participate in Farmingdale State College’s LIEOC first criminal justice involved event. Please see attached flyer for additional information. In Long Island thousands of families are affected; unfortunately awareness and resources are extremely limited. Let's learn, network and support!   The goal of this event is for formerly incarcerated parents and children to highlight the benefits and need for educators…

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Justice-in-Education Volunteer Informational Meeting

April 20 @ 1:30 pm
646 Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S JUSTICE-IN-EDUCATION PRESENTS: AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN JUSTICE REFORM Meet current volunteers who assist with workshops at Rikers Island, and find out about volunteer opportunities on campus and around the city.  For more information, please email mr3460@columbia.edu. Friday April 20 at 1:30 to 2:30 pm 646 Jerome Green Hall Columbia Law School (cross streets: 116th St and Amsterdam Ave)

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May 2018

The Empathic Facilitator: Leading A Transformative Group Process

May 17 - May 18
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027
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Create Forward and the Center for Justice at Columbia University are partnering for the third time to present The Empathic Facilitator Training. The Empathic Facilitator is a two-day training for anyone who leads groups and wants to develop the skills to lead a transformative 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. Practitioners in the fields of…

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One Day to Protect New Yorkers Rally

May 22

The 364 Campaign supports A.4881/S.4294 a bill that would amend the New York State penal law to reduce the maximum potential sentence on class A misdemeanor charges by one day. Currently, the maximum potential sentence is up to one year; the proposed bill would reduce it to 364 days. This change would apply retroactively for anyone previously convicted of a class A misdemeanor. This change would allow New York State law and federal immigration law to effectively interface. Federal immigration…

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June 2018

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Follow Up from June 5th Emergency Action for Parole Justice

June 18 - June 20

Dear all, Thank you so much to all those who joined us on June 5th for our speakout in New York City, and our day of action in Albany. It was an incredibly powerful and meaningful day, and we accomplished so much. You can see pictures of the day here. There was also an article in Daily News about our morning speakout that is, besides from the first line, a strong and supportive piece of media. Next Steps and Upcoming Actions!…

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July 2018

National Town Hall Meeting: Ending Incarceration of Women and Girls: How We Get There!

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A New York City convening in collaboration with women across the nation impacted by the Criminal Justice system including, community members and leaders working on gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts. When: Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:00-5:00 (ET) Where: Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Ave - between 121st and 122nd Street New York, NY 10027   REGISTER HERE DATE AND TIME Sat, July 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Columbia School of…

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