Past Events

Rikers Debate at Columbia: Should Pretrial Detention Be Abolished?

November 14, 2019

This event will feature a debate between teams of Columbia Debate Society members and Rikers Debate Project alumni along with commentary from a panel of professors.

Authoring Advocacy: Bearing Witness in an Era of Mass Incarceration

November 1, 2019

Event of Note: Join for a reading featuring 2018 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellows

Prisons, Education, and the Justice System: Brazil and the United States

October 25, 2019

Join educators who work inside the justice system in Brazil and the US for a comparative conversation about their work.

Screening: After Rikers

October 15, 2019

Event of Note: Please join for a screening of After Rikers: Justice By Design, a short film that explores NYC's plan to close Rikers Island.

History and the American Imagination: Claudia Rankine & Sarah Blake

October 10, 2019

Event of Note: Join Humanities New York for an annual public conversation featuring Claudia Rankine and Sarah Blake

The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists

October 10, 2019

Event of Note: The Pencil Is a Key is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings by incarcerated people from all over the globe.

From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate

September 21, 2019

Event of Note: Save the date for The Confined Arts’s 1st annual Justice Conference

Break Out: A 2019 PEN America Prison Writing Awards Celebration

September 18, 2019

Event of Note: Celebrate the release of the 2019 PEN America Prison Writing Awards Anthology.

Volunteer Orientation and Recruitment for the Justice-in-Education Initiative

September 14, 2019

You are invited to learn more about the Justice-in-Education Initiative’s educational programs.

La Paloma Prisoner

September 14, 2019

Event of Note: Celebrate the launch of a series of events leading to the world premiere production of LA PALOMA PRISONER!