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November 2018

The Empathic Facilitator: Leading A Transformative Group Process

November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue - C06
New York, 10027
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** This Training is Sold Out** The Empathic Facilitator: Leading A Transformative Group Process November 30th and December 1st - 9:00am - 5:00pm   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. This fall we…

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December 2018

Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison in Maryland and New York and Why More People Must Come Home Thu, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST REGISTER HERE Add to Calendar LOCATION The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive Room 540 New York, NY 10027 View Map Life sentences are causing people to die in prison, and tearing families and communities apart, creating hopelessness, and upholding U.S. legacies of racism…

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HEALING THROUGH PAIN GALA

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10027 United States
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A day-long event that honors 25 parents and 25 siblings of victims of violence. We share food, performances, speeches, art - in the memory of those we lost. At the end we leave knowing that there is a community of people who understand our pain and stand with us. Through this, we gain the strength to be proactive in our personal lives and in our communities instead of resigned to the unfairness that has marked our lives.   REGISTER TODAY…

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February 2019

Full Circle: Reclaiming and Reconnecting to Our Restorative Practices

February 1 - February 3
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 1109
New York, 10027 United States
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Full Circle: Reclaiming and Reconnecting to Our Restorative Practices with Whitney Richards-Calathes  February 1-3, 2019 9:30-5:00pmColumbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam AveThis three day experience is an opportunity for those who identify as a people of color to collectively explore restorative/transformative justice and circle practice and philosophy. It is an invitation to reconnect with our indigenous roots, our ethnic identities, and our cultural practices.  How do we ensure that restorative action is always in alignment with racial justice? How…

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New Books in the Arts & Sciences and Justice Forum: Celebrating Recent Work by Bruce Western

February 18 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Rm 311/312, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison By: Bruce Western In the era of mass incarceration, over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In these circumstances, how do former prisoners navigate reentering society? In Homeward, sociologist Bruce Western examines the tumultuous first year after release from prison. Drawing from in-depth interviews with over one hundred individuals, he describes the lives of the formerly incarcerated and demonstrates how poverty, racial inequality, and…

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Criminal Justice Reform Public Advocate Forum

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William & June Warren WJW – L107, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us for a robust conversation about criminal justice in New York City with candidates for the Office of Public Advocate Did you know there was an Office of Public Advocate? Do you know what the Public Advocate does? Did you know if something happens to the mayor of New York who takes his place? While technically speaking, the office of Public Advocate has little political power, however 17 people are vying for the seat and the last two people…

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Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Forum at Columbia University, 605 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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AMEND THE 13TH is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy which places at its center the violence, degradation, trauma and dehumanization inflicted on communities that are targeted by our “criminal injustice system.” Now is the time for those who believe in democratic justice and full citizenship for all Americans to demand that the 13th Amendment’s Punishment Clause be removed from the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment, laws emerging from its ratification (namely the Black Codes),…

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Launch Event: Toolkit for Prosecutors and Communities by Prosecutors and Communities to Prevent and Address Officer-Involved Fatalities

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030 United States
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On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Schomburg Center in Harlem at 10:00 a.m., the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (@iip_johnjay) will be launching the first ever Toolkit for Prosecutors and Communities, by Prosecutors and Communities, to Prevent and Address Officer-Involved Fatalities.  In the United States, 1,000 people are killed by police nationally; over the past decade 53 officers have been charged in connection with these deaths, and only half of those have ultimately been convicted.  Over the past year,…

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March 2019

Beyond the Bars Pre-Conference Event “Rhythm & Words”

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In anticipation of the 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference on March 7th – 10th at Columbia University, the Center for Justice is hosting a per-conference kick-off event that will feature a live hip-hop jazz fusion band, spoken word poetry, art, and comedy in the heart of New York City! This event is FREE and open to the public with registration. Join us for “RHYTHM & WORDS” Friday, March 1, 2019 The Forum at Columbia University 125 th Street and Broadway 6 – 8:30 pm…

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Beyond the Bars 2019

March 7 - March 10
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 1109
New York, 10027 United States
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The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University will focus on both the incarceration and criminalization of women and girls themselves as well as of their families and communities. Our focus is inclusive of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. The many struggles for justice, equity and safety led by women and girls directly impacted by the criminal legal system will be at the heart of the conference as we create a space…

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