Past Events

Say It Forward: Art and Social Justice

March 14, 2019

This event will explore the possibilities and challenges of combining literary art and social justice.

After Rikers: Justice by Design

March 13, 2019

Join Open House New York for the public premiere of a short film that explores the vision for community-based jails proposed as part of the city's efforts to reform the...

Sanctuary Law: Can Religious Liberty Protect Immigrants?

March 13, 2019

This program will comprise a panel discussion with a diverse group of experts considering the role of religion in the immigrants’ rights movements of the 1980s and today.

Beyond the Bars 2019

March 7, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Beyond the Bars 2019 will focus on women and girls: the impact of incarceration and criminalization on women and girls, their families and communities.

Amend The 13th: A Conversation About Ending Legalized Slavery

February 22, 2019

A conversation about ending legalized slavery in the United States and abolishing the prison system as we know it

Criminal Justice Reform Public Advocate Forum

February 21, 2019

Join us for a robust conversation about criminal justice in New York City with candidates for the Office of Public Advocate.

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

February 18, 2019

New Books in the Arts & Sciences and Justice Forum celebrate Bruce Western's recent book: Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

I Could Tell You 'Bout My Life: Art and Incarceration

February 7, 2019

At the age of 19, Michael Martin filmed, narrated, and directed the short film I Could Tell You 'Bout My Life, in which he reflects on his incarceration on Rikers and the...

Full Circle: Reclaiming and Reconnecting to Our Restorative Practices

February 1, 2019 - February 3, 2019

This three day experience is an opportunity for those who identify as a people of color to collectively explore restorative/transformative justice and circle practice and...

Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York

January 31, 2019

Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York by Alison Cornyn is a documentary art project borne of the stories and lives of girls and young women...