Past Events

Creative Time and The Fortune Society present Bring Down the Walls

May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Creative Time, in partnership with The Fortune Society, artist Phil Collins and over 100 collaborators, presents Bring Down The Walls, a three-part public art project...

From Inferno to Metamorphosis: Building A Movement to End Mass Punishment

April 12, 2018

FROM INFERNO TO  METAMORPHOSIS: BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO END MASS PUNISHMENT A talk by James Forman, Jr. (Yale University School of Law) April 12, 2018 6:00 pm Columbia...

In Conversation: Exploring Race and Whiteness in America Today with Whitney Dow and Claudia Rankine

March 7, 2018

In Conversation: Exploring Race and Whiteness in America Today Panelists: Whitney Dow and Claudia RankineModerated by Joy Reid March 7th from 12-1:30pm (90 minute...

Why the U.S. Should Get Out of the Youth Prison Business

November 30, 2017

The Justice Working Group is a collaborative effort of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center for Justice to assemble faculty, research scientists...

Storytelling in Rikers

October 27, 2017

Sahar Ullah, Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow (2016 - 2017), has been working with Columbia University's Rikers Education Initiative to design and facilitate a...

Situational Trust and Police-Calling as Third-Party Penal Welfarism

October 26, 2017

The Justice Working Group is a collaborative effort of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center for Justice to assemble faculty, research scientists...

Seminar with Bruce Western

September 28, 2017

The Justice Working Group is a collaborative effort of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center for Justice to assemble faculty, research scientists...

Insurgent Knowledges: Book Discussion

September 18, 2017

"Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective,” Dr. Sojoyner in “First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous...

A Woman’s Celebration

May 14, 2017

A Woman’s Celebration is Love Thyself First’s 2nd Annual woman’s wellness celebration centered on self-love and mental health advocacy. 

Mobility and Confinement: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Incarceration in America

March 29, 2016

This one-day conference explores one of the most important political, economic, and legal problems in contemporary American society: mass incarceration.