Past Events

Panel Discussion on Bail Reform

February 26, 2020

The Criminal Justice Caucus and Center for Justice at Columbia present a panel discussion on bail reform.

CANCELLED: Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana

February 21, 2020 - April 9, 2020

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana shares the stories of currently and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana, and illuminates the myriad issues as identified...

“Just Mercy” Screening and Reception

February 20, 2020

Please join the Holder Initiative for a special screening of Just Mercy.

Ending Torturous Conditions in Our Prison Systems: A Teach-in and Fundraiser

February 19, 2020

The Beyond the Bars fellows are hosting a teach-in and fundraiser to learn about the current crises in Mississippi prisons and the efforts to end torturous conditions in...

Kafka’s Ape

November 22, 2019

Event of Note: Kafka’s Ape depicts a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity, and metaphorically highlights the complexities of identity in...

Rikers Debate at Columbia: Should Pretrial Detention Be Abolished?

November 14, 2019

This event will feature a debate between teams of Columbia Debate Society members and Rikers Debate Project alumni along with commentary from a panel of professors.

Authoring Advocacy: Bearing Witness in an Era of Mass Incarceration

November 1, 2019

Event of Note: Join for a reading featuring 2018 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellows

Prisons, Education, and the Justice System: Brazil and the United States

October 25, 2019

Join educators who work inside the justice system in Brazil and the US for a comparative conversation about their work.

Screening: After Rikers

October 15, 2019

Event of Note: Please join for a screening of After Rikers: Justice By Design, a short film that explores NYC's plan to close Rikers Island.

History and the American Imagination: Claudia Rankine & Sarah Blake

October 10, 2019

Event of Note: Join Humanities New York for an annual public conversation featuring Claudia Rankine and Sarah Blake