Past Events

Women Cooking In Prison

December 12, 2020

A Virtual Cooking Event with Returning Citizens: Learn How to Make Gourmet Meals with the Same Ingredients Women Used in Prison!

Beyond the Inferno: Formerly Incarcerated Voices

November 30, 2020

Formerly incarcerated men and women re-imagine Dante’s Divine Comedy and its resonance to issues related to social justice and mass incarceration.

Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops

November 9, 2020

Ernie and Joe is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls.

Changing Lenses: Justice in the Eyes of Science and the People Impacted

October 26, 2020

Hear from experts and people directly impacted by the criminal justice system about formulating new approaches to justice.

Together Towards Justice

October 24, 2020

Join Advancing Real Change (ARC), Inc for Together Towards Justice, a virtual event celebrating excellence in mitigation.

Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Event of Note: a conversation about the effects of Covid-19 on incarcerated people and those held in immigration detention.

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...