Past Events

“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.

Art from Within

May 18, 2019

Through a collaboration between El Museo del Barrio and Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative, incarcerated people created art on the theme of self-care...

Restorative Approaches to Sexual Harm and the Patriarchy

March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Join The Ahimsa Collective for a three day training, where participants will explore restorative approaches to sexual harm and the systems that support it.

Racism and Criminology: Intentional Curriculum Design in Higher Education

March 26, 2019

What is the cultural and political purpose of higher education in an era of mass incarceration?

After Rikers: Course Change for People with Serious Mental Illness

March 25, 2019

Panelists will discuss changes necessary to redesign delivery of Rikers' mental health services in order to treat and stabilize people within a public health, rather than...

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.