The Trayvon Effect Conference

The goal of The Trayvon Effect conference, set to launch on February 28th, 2014 at Teachers, College, Columbia University, is to encourage dialogue and action around racial profiling, Black masculinity and the impact of social constructs on race, education and

Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through Conference March 7th and 8th

Beyond The Bars: Breaking Through is the fourth annual student- driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration held at Columbia University. Given the greater consciousness in society of the state of Mass Incarceration in the United States, this conference seeks to enable... READ MORE

Justice Fact of the Week Campaign

The Justice Initiative is working in collaboration with students and faculty from SIPA, and John Jay on The Justice Fact of the Week Campaign, focused on raising awareness of issues of incarceration and criminal justice in the New York State... READ MORE

What It iZ: The Spoken Wordical

If you dug The Wiz……you’ll love WHAT IT IZ! The Spoken Wordical A prison abolitionist hip hop theater remix of The Wiz! Directed by Andre Robinson; Executive Produced by Bryonn Bain Visuals and installation design by Jazzmen Lee Johnson, Lauren Kristin, Kyla Searle and

Lost In Detention Film Screening

As a part of the What is Justice? Film Series, there will be a screening of Lost In Detention with a post screening Q&A with director and producer Rick Young and award winning journalist and correspondent Maria Hinojosa

Restoring Justice: From Punishment to Public Health

Dr. Ernest Drucker’s latest piece in the American Journal of Public notes the increasing consensus that the “culture of punishment” in the US has significant negative consequences for the health of the US population and calls for a new approach... READ MORE