This year's theme aims to explore strategies for challenging a carceral society.  Register and join us March 5th - 8th. 

The inaugural Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter Lecture Series at Columbia University sponsored by The African American and African Diaspora Studies Department

Ending Torturous Conditions, Decarceration and Closing Prisons
Building Solidarity and Justice from Mississippi to New York

The Center for Justice is committed to ending mass incarceration and criminalization, and advancing alternative approaches to justice and safety through education, research, and policy change. Its mission is to help transform the approaches to justice from being driven by punishment and retribution to being centered on prevention and healing. The Center is interdisciplinary and works in partnership with schools, departments, centers and institutes across Columbia, other universities, government agencies, community organizations, advocates and those directly affected by the criminal justice system.


Click here to learn more about our Mission and Background. 


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