Registration is Now Open for Beyond the Bars 2024: Justice Beyond Punishment

March 01, 2024

Join us April 4–7, 2024 for Beyond the Bars, an annual conference supporting movement building to end mass incarceration.

Carceral punishment remains a driving force in US society, with devastating consequences for families and communities, in particular Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, trans, and poor folks. While movements for justice have made some progress in challenging punishment policy, practice, and culture, this has been much more difficult when it comes to issues of interpersonal and community violence. This year’s conference Justice Beyond Punishment, will explore the struggles to challenge carceral punishment while highlighting and advancing non-punitive approaches to interpersonal and community violence that offer us ways out of the punishment paradigm.

There is a ticket for each day of the conference. We ask that you please only register for the day(s) that you intend to come. While we fully intend to accommodate everyone who registers, registration does not guarantee you a seat. Space at all events will be first come first seated for all registered attendees.

Location for Thursday and Friday (April 4th & 5th)
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 515 Malcom X Blvd. New York, NY 10037

Location for Saturday and Sunday (April 6th & 7th)
Columbia School of Social Work - 1255 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10027

More information and register here 

We look forward to seeing you there!