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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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September 2017

Introduction to Peacemaking Circles

September 8 @ 9:30 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm

*This training is now sold out* Introduction to Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis September 8th - 10th 9:30am - 4:30pm - All 3 days required Columbia University School of Social Work About Peacemaking Circles The Peacemaking Circle training is an opportunity for anyone interested in conflict resolution, community building or restorative justice to increase their skills and knowledge for having difficult conversations. The peacemaking circle is a dialogue process useful for increasing understanding among different perspectives and for creating effective…

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Healing Justice Summit

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue - C06
New York, 10027
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Healing Justice Summit: Building a Healing Justice Movement Sept. 15th: Kick Off event Feat. Shawn Ginwright & YOC Organizers 5:30-8:30pm Sept. 16th: Full Day Healing Justice Experience 10am-5pm The Healing Justice Summit is an event that brings together youth, organizers, community leaders, community based organizations, scholars, policy makers, artists, activists, advocates, parents, community residents and more to share our/their stories, skills, experiences of pain, truths, survival tactics and expertise to advance the work of grassroots and cultural practices of wellness,…

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Insurgent Knowledges: Book Discussion

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective,” Dr. Sojoyner in “First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the 'school-to-prison pipeline' and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of 'enclosure' that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California." In Compulsory, Dr. Vaught “argues that through its educational apparatus, the state disproportionately removes…

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Re- Thinking Re- Entry II Conference II

September 20
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Women’s Building Block Party

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dear friends, The Women’s Building block party is coming back to the neighborhood! On Saturday, September 23 on West 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, we’ll be holding our second annual block party featuring live performances, community art projects, kids’ activities, food and drink for purchase, and more. All of the block party’s vendors, participating organizations, partners, and staff are united by a common goal of promoting the rights of women and girls everywhere. This family-friendly event brings the whole…

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Facing Racism/Whiteness: A Mindful Approach to Social Justice

September 26 @ 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26 at 4:20pm in JG Annex, 435 West 116th Street Join us for a conversation with Lama Rod Owens & Rev. angel Kyodo williams. This event is open to the public and light food will be served. From the Columbia Law School Mindfulness Program and co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Institutional and Social Change and the Center for Justice at Columbia University. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities, so please let us know…

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October 2017

Beyond the Bars, LA

October 13 - October 15
University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 United States + Google Map

On October 13th, 14th & 15th, 2017, the Beyond the Bars LA fellows and the Justice Work Group at UCLA will host Beyond the Bars LA: The End of Mass Incarceration, our inaugural conference, to bring together community organizations, activists, policy makers, researchers, students and those directly impacted by issues of incarceration from across the nation.   This conference seeks to join the efforts of various individuals and groups working to end mass incarceration, in order to bring together our knowledge, experience,…

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