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August 2018

The Art of Return

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Formerly incarcerated men and women present a night of art and story from inside the American criminal justice system. This year, over 600,000 people in the U.S. will return home from prison, with millions more spending time in jail. They are expected to contribute quickly to society to show they have been “rehabilitated.” Yet instead of resources for success, society offers stigma, shadow, and a neverending maze of legal barriers. Part artistic showcase, part live interview, The Art of Return…

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The Art of Return

August 11 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street
New York, United States
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DATE AND TIME Sat, August 11, 2018 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION CAVEAT 21 A Clinton Street New York, NY 10002 View Map Formerly incarcerated men and women present a night of art and story from inside the American criminal justice system. This year, over 600,000 people in the U.S. will return home from prison, with millions more spending time in jail. They are expected to contribute quickly to society to show they have been…

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The Aftermath

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Home Sweet Harlem, 1528 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10031 United States
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DATE AND TIME Sat, August 11, 2018 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Home Sweet Harlem 1528 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10031 View Map   Over the past few years we've honored 28 people for living successfully in the aftermath of prison incarceration..... On Saturday, August 11th of 2018, we are we are highlighting ALL 28 as they CONTINUE to give us a NU statistic to celebrate. This event will feature Justice in Education Scholars, Pastor…

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From Prison to College Degrees

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FROM PRISONS TO COLLEGE DEGREES: A Conversation on Incarceration and the Importance of Higher Education  Join us at The Fortune Society in Long Island City on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 6 pm for an insightful discussion on the challenges and triumphs faced by individuals with justice histories who are pursuing advanced degrees. Ronald Day, Associate Vice President of Fortune's I-CAN program, and current doctoral candidate, will lead the conversation with Kandra Clark (Fortune's Strategic Partnerships Liaison and Senior Grant Writer), Brittany Smith…

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September 2018

PRI to co-organise conference on women in prison

September 5 - September 7

Penal Reform International and the Vance Center are co-organising a conference on Women in prison: evidence, advocacy and reform, in Bogota from 5–7 September 2018. The conference will bring together 45 women prisoners’ rights advocates from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe to share information about conditions of women’s imprisonment in their respective countries and regions and build capacity for improved and collaborative monitoring, reporting and advocacy regarding such conditions. Participants will include academics, grassroots advocates and international experts on women’s rights and women’s…

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Advanced Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis

September 7 - September 9
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 1109
New York, 10027 United States
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Advanced Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis September 7th-9th 9:30am - 5:00pm - All three days required Columbia School of Social Work This advanced peacemaking circle training is for people who are currently or have recently been using peacemaking circles in the 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…

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Accounting for Harm

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Accounting for Harm: Building Connections in Accounting for Individual, Institutional and Ideological Harm Friday September 7th, 2018 – 6:30pm Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027 Speakers Piper Anderson, Create Forward Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance Sethu Nair, Hidden Water / CCCR Kay Pranis, Restorative Justice Trainer Cameron Rasmussen, Center for Justice (moderator) Register here: accountingforharm.eventbrite.com ** This event is free and open to the public **

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A Question of Compassion: Parole for People Aging in Prison

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

by Vera Institute of Justice and Release Aging People in Prison: RAPP Campaign   Although New York State’s prison population is shrinking overall, the number of elderly people incarcerated is growing rapidly. Now, approximately two out of ten people incarcerated in New York is 50 or older. Many are frail and ill, aging in a prison system that is not equipped to serve as a nursing home or a hospice facility. On September 12, we invite you to join the…

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Educating for Justice

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Columbia Law School – Case Lounge, 435 W 116th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Columbia Law School - Case Lounge

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Come Register To Vote!

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: The Back Patio Area at Hour Children’s Main Office 36-11 12th Street LIC, NY   11106 If you have any questions, please call Sarah Murphy at 347-535-3487 or smurphy@hourchildren.org   CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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