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NYU Reads/Global Scholars & Innovators Series: A Panel Discussion with Nikhil Pal Singh, Kaitlin Noss, Jose Díaz, and Zachary Gillespie on “Racial Justice and Prison Education”


September 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am EDT

NYU Reads/Global Scholars & Innovators Series: A Panel Discussion with Nikhil Pal Singh, Kaitlin Noss, Jose Díaz, and Zachary Gillespie on “Racial Justice and Prison Education” Tuesday, September 29, 2020 · 12:30pm - 1:45pm EDT Join us for our next featured event in the NYU BeTogether Global Scholars & Innovators Series: A Panel Discussion with Nikhil Pal Singh, Kaitlin Noss, Jose Díaz, and Zachary Gillespie on “Racial Justice and Prison Education.” Contact globalinclusion@nyu.edu Cost: Free Add to my calendar Share…

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Our Stories: The Impact of the 94’ Crime Bill


October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join The People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom for a teach-in and story circle about the impact of the 1994 Crime Bill on our families and communities. The1994 Crime Bill had a devastatingly widespread and long lasting impact on our communities. The Bill funneled billions of dollars to state and local governments to increase the presence of police in our communities and in our schools, to build new jails and prisons, and to fill those jails and prisons through draconian…

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Our Stories: The Impact of the 94’ Crime Bill


October 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join The People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom for a teach-in and story circle about the impact of the 1994 Crime Bill on our families and communities. The1994 Crime Bill had a devastatingly widespread and long lasting impact on our communities. The Bill funneled billions of dollars to state and local governments to increase the presence of police in our communities and in our schools, to build new jails and prisons, and to fill those jails and prisons through draconian…

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Our Stories: The Impact of the 94’ Crime Bill


October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join The People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom for a teach-in and story circle about the impact of the 1994 Crime Bill on our families and communities. The1994 Crime Bill had a devastatingly widespread and long lasting impact on our communities. The Bill funneled billions of dollars to state and local governments to increase the presence of police in our communities and in our schools, to build new jails and prisons, and to fill those jails and prisons through draconian…

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A Live Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates and NLIHC


October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

  Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015.  Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America. As an author and thought leader, Ta-Nehisi has been…

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Free Minds Book Launch: They Called Me 299-359


October 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

A decade ago, we self-published our first book, They Call Me 299-359, a collection of poignant poetry from teen boys forced into the adult prison system. Their voices cried out to be heard. Today, we stand in a defining moment as the Black Lives Matter movement calls for us all to reimagine and re-invest in true healing and transformative justice. The voices in this book are crucial reading for this time, urging us to reckon with the ways our carceral…

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LEAP/GLEPHA WEBINAR: THE POLICE EXPERIENCE WITH OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITES


October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

Tuesday, October 20 at 12pm ET/9am PT/6pm CET – 1pm ET/10am PT/7pm CET (60 minutes) via Zoom To prevent overdose deaths, reduce hospitalization, and help bring more people into recovery, over 65 cities around the world have established Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS), facilities where people can bring in their own drugs and use in a clean environment under supervision. As many cities in the US and worldwide move toward opening OPSs, police wonder how the change will impact their work. Join LEAP for a conversation…

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Effective Harm Reduction Responses to the Worsening Overdose Crisis Caused by COVID-19


October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

  Join this expert panel to hear how COVID-19 is worsening the U.S. overdose crisis and threatening the survival of harm reduction programs critical to preventing overdose and the spread of infectious diseases. • Moderator: Maia Szalavitz, Author of New York Times bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction • Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Social Justice & Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California…

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Harm Reduction and The State of Black Women’s Lives


October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am EDT

The current times of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that reducing harms to Black communities is more than drug policy reform and it necessitates a movement that includes faith and community leaders and directly impacted people who work at the intersections of health care, mass incarceration, child welfare, and environmental injustice to analyze and determine how to mitigate the hurt, harm, oppression, and trauma that continues to be imposed on Black women and girls in the United States. We invite all…

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WEBINAR: Advocates Expand Voting Access for 2020 Election


October 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

October 28, 2020┃2 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE Over 5 million people will be barred from voting in the 2020 election due to a felony conviction, according to the most recent data in The Sentencing Project’s report Locked Out 2020. We invite you to join a webinar highlighting efforts to challenge the barriers to voting rights created by the criminal justice system. While many states have changed their laws and practices to expand voting access, a felony conviction still can deny…

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Reparations Is On the Ballot Town Hall


October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

As we get closer to the 2020 elections, several issues concerning Black life in America continue to emerge in national discussions. One of these critical topics is the issue of reparations. The longstanding movement for reparations due to the Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States is powerful, intricate, and layered. Many questions surround the history, strategies, legislation, and legal battles in the fight for reparations. On Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8 pm EDT/7 pm CT, reparationist lawyers,…

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Plymouth Board of Social Action After We Vote Teach-In: What Is “Defund The Police?”


November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Board of Social Action (BOSA) embarks on a discussion about an issue rising from the streets during the past summer of protest - defunding the police. What does it mean? What does it NOT mean? And what does it mean for you?   RSVP HERE

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Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice


November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

Please join the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project and the Africana Studies Program at Northeastern University for a conference on reparations for the descendants of lynching victims.  The conference brings together descendant families with longstanding leaders of US reparations movements, racial justice activists, and scholars to discuss avenues for compensatory reparations and other forms of individual and community repair. We’ll explore fundamental questions at the heart of a successful case for reparations: (1) why reparations for lynching; (2) what…

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Youth Justice in the COVID-19 Era


November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

With more than 2000 incarcerated youth testing positive for COVID-19, the juvenile justice system has struggled to keep youth safe and their families informed. The Sentencing Project has been tracking the issue closely to understand the ways that states and counties are responding to the toll of the virus. Join The Sentencing Project and youth justice leaders as we discuss local responses to the coronavirus and how families of incarcerated youth are fighting back. Panelists: - Kristian Blackmon, St. Louis…

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Racial Justice Working Group discussion with author of A Knock at Midnight Brittany K. Barnett


November 20, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am EST

Please join the Racial Justice Working Group for a discussion with author and lawyer Brittany K. Barnett. Ms. Barnett’s memoir “A Knock at Midnight” is both an exploration into her personal life as a young woman and an examination of the draconian drug laws in this country and their impact on communities and families.   RSVP HERE

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Justice Roundtable’s December 2nd: Quarterly Assembly


December 2, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am EST

December 2nd: Quarterly Assembly Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Virtual Assembly (Eastern Standard Time) What? As the first Justice Roundtable Assembly after the elections, we will feature a discussion with the upcoming Administration and Congressional staffers about 2021 priorities. See agenda below. Also, Justice Roundtable is pleased to share its new report, Transformative Justice: Recommendations for the New Administration and 117th Congress. View Report RSVP Register This event is complimentary. Virtual networking will be from 9:45 am-10:00 am. However, the meeting…

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Re-Imagining Reparative Justice for Slavery, Colonialism, Apartheid and Structural Racism


December 4, 2020 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 am EST

After five years of the Decade of Persons of African Descent, traction at the State level remains low. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd have helped to expose the unchanged relegation of Black people to the bottom of the social ladder and the egregious violence directed at Black bodies. With four more years to go before the end of the Decade, there is scope to turn the situation around, re-prioritise the Decade and use it to…

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Abolishing the Criminal Punishment System?


December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) Criminal Justice Section’s focus is to fulfill the mission of NCBL to serve as the legal arm of the Movement for Black Liberation by dismantling the criminal punishment system in the United States and replacing it with a system that has as its priority ensuring that all communities have the essentials necessary for them to thrive. We advocate that behavior that violates the codes of honesty and sanctity of life be addressed within the…

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The Rise of Plea Bargains and Decline of the Right to Trial


December 9, 2020 @ 8:23 am EST

The American Constitution Society and the National Bar Association invite you to attend: The Rise of Plea Bargains and Decline of the Right to Trial Today, more than 95 percent of cases that end in a conviction are the result of plea bargains. Frequently, defendants accept plea deals to avoid lengthy prison sentences, unaware of the employment, housing, education, and other ramifications of such pleas. Research has also recently revealed significant racial disparities in the plea-bargaining process, with prosecutors more…

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Going Local with Drug Policy Reform


December 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

The war on drugs has cost the nation more than one trillion dollars, exacerbated racial injustices, and torn families apart through the routine criminalization of communities of color, low-income people and the deportation of immigrants. Change at the federal and state level is often slow, but local jurisdictions have the opportunity to begin repairing the damage of the decades-long war on drugs much more quickly. Local communities can work to develop and implement a more compassionate, and ultimately, more successful…

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