Event

Beyond Rosies: A Call-to-Action

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
National Black Theatre
2031 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Overview

You are invited to share your ideas about reimagining our justice system for women at a call-to-action event co-sponsored by the Women’s Community Justice Association, the Center for Justice, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

The event will include a discussion on how to: 

  • Promote the expansion of alternative pre-detention/incarceration programming to reduce the number of women at Rosie’s below 200
  • Close Rosie’s by 2020 and support the reopening of a new standalone centralized, secure, service enriched trauma-informed building in Manhattan for 100-150 people who identify as women
  • Reinvest the savings from closing Rikers to better serve women, families, and their communities #BEYONDrosies 

Round-trip metro cards and light refreshments will be available.



Featured image: sans horizon (2015). Photograph by poirpom / Flickr