Past Events

A 'Black August' Roundtable on the 13th Amendment and Prison Slavery

August 31, 2020

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Nefer Nitty, Esq. and Mika’il DeVeaux, Ph.D. joined by panelists William Carter, Jr., Soffiyah Elijah, Alexis Hoag, and...

The Digital Abolition Hour: Abolition 101

August 13, 2020

Join for a conversation on abolition with organizers Bridgette Simpson and Micah Herskind.

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

August 5, 2020

Nicole R. Fleetwood, writer, curator, and professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, will be speaking about her book Marking...

From Racial Capitalism to Prison Abolitionism: a BISR Teach-In

June 26, 2020 - June 27, 2020

Join Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for a two-day teach-in on concepts that directly address, or help contextualize, the crisis of American racism, criminal...

ONLINE EVENT: World Without Incarceration—Mass Incarceration and the Visual Arts

June 20, 2020

Explore the intersection of human rights, mass incarceration, the visual arts and activism.

ONLINE EVENT: Community Art-making Exercise

May 21, 2020

Join for events in a remote series on human resilience and criminal justice reform.

ONLINE EVENT: Curator-led Painting Dialogue


May 7, 2020

Join for events in a remote series on human resilience and criminal justice reform.

CANCELLED: Just Societies Speaker Series: Peter de Menocal

April 30, 2020

The Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University presents the Just Societies Speaker Series.

CANCELLED: Art and Pedagogy in the Carceral System

April 24, 2020

A day of workshops with scholars, artists, students, curators, and educators who are working to bridge arts education and incarceration and, in the process, render...

ONLINE EVENT: Poetry Reading and Conversation

April 23, 2020

Join for one event of three in a remote series on human resilience and criminal justice reform.