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Upcoming Events

  • Beyond the Bars Conference, Towards Freedom: Violence, Safety and Abolition in 2021 – Airing throughout the month of May
    • Join us for Beyond the Bars! The new dates for the conference are the evenings of May 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
    • The first event on Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 pm is the graduation for the Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute. It will be a celebration of the previous cohort who will help us introduce and welcome the 2021-2022 cohort.
    • On Friday, May 7th, there will be a panel discussion about the leadership of Black women and includes some of the organizers in the Georgia elections.  
    • You can register for all of the upcoming events for Beyond the Bars here. When you register, you will receive an email to the livestream link on the day of the events you registered for. 
  • Mayoral Forum: Closing Rikers Island – Tuesday, May 11 @ 6:30PM (NEW DATE)
    • Join us and our partners at Freedom Agenda, Legal Action Center, BronxConnect, NYC Jails Action Coalition, and The Vera Institute of Justice on May 11th for a mayoral forum on closing Rikers. Our next New York City mayor must commit to advancing the plan to permanently close the 9 jails on Rikers Island and the Boat as soon as possible and be accountable to communities most harmed by it. This is their opportunity to do so publicly.
    • RSVP at bit.ly/freedomagendaforum today!
  • Rally Against DOC Violence – Wednesday, May 12th, 11AM
    • Please join us at 52 Chambers Street (between Broadway & Elk Street) – or on IG live if you can’t join in person – to demand that the Mayor cancel plans to increase DOC’s budget.
    • The 11th Nunez Monitor’s report will be released May 11th and we have every reason to believe it will say what the previous 10 have said – that DOC continues to use it’s enormous resource to abuse incarcerated people with impunity
    • RSVP to Darren – dmack@urbanjustice.org.
  • A Women’s Workshop With Freedom Agenda: Making Our Voices Heard in NYC’s Upcoming Local Elections – Thursday, May 13th, 6PM
    • This June, New Yorkers will have the chance to elect new representatives throughout our local government, from the Mayor, to the Manhattan District Attorney.
    • Join members of the People’s Coalition for Manhattan DA accountability to discuss what’s at stake in the upcoming election, and how you can vote for the candidates you want to represent you.
    • Register here.