A Woman’s Celebration: 3rd Annual Wellness Convening

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,


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

Restore Voting Rights in Florida

Florida is one of only four states that denies the right to vote to all former felons until they petition for rights restoration – this process is the target of our lawsuit. About 1.6 million Floridians are currently disenfranchised under... READ MORE

State Goods: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Opening Reception: May 19: 6-8pm Performance: June 2, 2017: 7-9pm Symposium: June 3, 2017: 1-3pm STATE GOODS: ART IN THE ERA OF MASS INCARCERATIONfeatures works by currently and formerly incarcerated artists and explores how incarcerated people improvise to make works

Make your commitment: Contributing to criminal justice reform

  How can teaching Plato in prisons teach us what justice is?  Plato’s Republic begins with Athenians asking: what is justice? Now, through the Justice-in-Education initiative, Columbia faculty and students look for answers in a setting that goes well beyond the theoretical,... READ MORE

Beyond the Bars 2017 Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7th annual Beyond the Bars Conference: Transcending the Punishment Paradigm.  We are grateful for the more than 1500 attendees and the 150+ speakers who joined us over the four days. This... READ MORE