Past Events

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!

The Enduring Legacy of Attica

September 10, 2019

Event of note: Join for a conversation with Heather Ann Thompson, author of the Pulitzer-prize winning Blood in the Water, about the 1971 uprising and its lasting impact.

Beyond Rosies: A Call-to-Action

July 30, 2019

Event of Note: You are invited to share your ideas about reimagining our justice system for women.

Rotten Evidence: Reading and Writing in Prison

July 25, 2019

Event of Note: A discussion exploring questions of reading and prison with Ahmed Naji.

“Should Prisoners Have the Right to Vote?”

July 18, 2019

Event of Note: Join for a night of lively debate and discussion on criminal justice reform and prisoner voting rights.

After Rikers: Course Change for People with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Disabilities

June 25, 2019

Event of Note: Panelists will discuss mechanisms and programs to prevent, divert and re-direct people with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and other...

Policy Presentation and Certificate Conferral for the Justice Ambassadors Youth Council

June 11, 2019

In the spring of 2019, young New Yorkers and members of city agencies spent eight weeks together studying social justice and co-creating policy proposals in a weekly...

Responding Restoratively: An Introduction to Restorative Principles and Practices

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Event of Note: This event is an introductory training to the principles and practices of restorative justice and restorative approaches to conflict resolution.

Teaching Philosophy in Jails and Prisons: A Roundtable Discussion with Researchers and Educators

May 21, 2019

Please join for a roundtable discussion at the Heyman Center on the aims and challenges of teaching philosophy in jails and prisons.