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October 2018

Reimagining Prison

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Ave
New York , 10019 United States
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Join the Vera Institute of Justice and staff and residents of the TRUE unit at Cheshire Correctional Institution in Connecticut to Reimagine Prison in the United States. Today, life in America’s prisons is dismal and not productive, and the brunt of these conditions fall on people of color and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged—in large part, the result of their systemic and historic social exclusion from much of American society. To remedy this, our nation must reckon with…

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Full Participation is a Human Right: Moving Beyond Punishment

October 11 - October 13
Community Churh of NY, 30 East 35 Street
New York, NY United States
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Join us for a one-of-a-kind conference on the impact of the criminal punishment system and a call for a movement that recognizes full participation in the community is a human right. The program will feature expert keynotes, panels, breakout discussion groups, art displays, live performances, and more. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Cheryl Wilkins,MA, Senior Director of Education and Programs, Center for Justice; Adjunct Lecturer, School of Social Work – Columbia University Pastor Isaac Scott, Program Director of The Confined Arts; Arts & Communications Coordinator, Center for Justice – Columbia University…

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Community Block Party

October 13

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Women’s Building will hold our third annual community block party! Bringing together local residents, fellow organizations, activists, business leaders, and community members, this event will celebrate girls and women everywhere, while showcasing the effort to transform Bayview Correctional Facility into The Women’s Building. We invite everyone to join us and help us imagine the future of this new space that will serve as the home of the global girls’ and women’s rights movement. This…

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Imagine There’s No Country | The Remarkable Life and Art of Jan Yoors and His Love for the Roma People

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia Journalism School Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall, 3rd Floor, 2960 Broadway
New York, 10027 United States
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On October 15th, we are pleased to invite you to an event celebrating Jan Yoors’ life and his love for the Roma People. The Roma Peoples Project at Columbia University in collaboration with the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders, will co-host a book launch of Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One by Debra Dean. This historical biography examines the work of Flemish author and artist Jan Yoors, one of the…

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Rikers, the Harms of Cash Bail, and the NYC Mass Bail Out

October 17 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

The Mass Bail Out will focus on freeing children and women, resulting in a dramatic decrease in the children’s and women’s facilities on Rikers and NYC jails, demonstrating that decarceration is possible now. Join us on Wednesday to learn why and how this action is happening and what you can do to help this community effort. massbailout.com

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November 2018

Responding Restoratively: An Introduction to Restorative Principles and Practices

November 2 @ 9:30 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue - C06
New York, 10027
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Responding Restoratively: An Introduction to Restorative Principles and Practices November 2nd-4th, 2018 9:30-5:00pm Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Ave This is an introductory training to the principles and practices of restorative justice and restorative approaches to conflict resolution.  Participants will learn the ethos of restorative approaches including underlying theory and values as well as experience and learn some foundational tools to respond to conflict and harm in a restorative way.  Participants will learn how to facilitate restorative community…

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Knife Skills Screening and Discussion

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School, Room 104, 435 W 116 St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Knife Skills focuses on the launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. The high-class French restaurant is staffed almost entirely by men and women just out of prison. Most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade. In this improbable setting, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way after their release.   Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring: Thomas Lennon – Director of Knife Skills,…

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Knife Skills: Film Screening and Discussion

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Just Societies Speaker Series: Imani Perry

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Columbia Maison Française, 515 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
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The Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University presents the Just Societies Speaker Series, the signature initiative of Dean Fredrick Harris. The final JSSS event of the Fall 2018 semester will be a featured talk from Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Professor Perry's lecture is entitled "Black Letters and the Law" and will take place in the East Gallery of Maison Française on the afternoon of Thursday,…

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What Does Justice Look Like?: Innovation in Prosecution

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A panel discussion sponsored by the Center for Justice at Columbia University and Center for Contemporary Thought   Thurs. Nov. 15 6:30 - 8:30pm 107 Warren Hall, Columbia Law School 1125 Amsterdam Ave (cross W.115 St.) Panel: Lucy Lang - Executive Director, Institute For Innovation in Prosecution, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Adam Foss - Founder and President, Prosecutor Impact Christopher Ervin - Founder, Lazarus Rite Re-Entry Academy Jarrell Daniels - Center for Justice Moderator: Elias Alcantara, former White…

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