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December 2017

Holiday Card Making

December 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cooper Square, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Holiday Card Making for people who are incarcerated. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to niapoetry@gmail.com  

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February 2018

Film Screening

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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After Now: Navigating Life After Prison After Now (2018) is a documentary short film that captures the joys and challenges of navigating life after prison, and the ways in which incarceration touches us all. Following three people, and their families, for a one-year cycle, the film captures everyday life in New York City and the complexities of what it’s like to transition from prison back into society. This is a premiere screening of After Now and will include a panel discussion with participants…

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March 2018

Beyond The Gates

March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - March 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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The Past and Future of Prison Education at Harvard. Presented by Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Inequality in America Initiative, and Mahindra Center for the Humanities. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration NOT required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Full conference schedule  

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Fatherhood After Incarceration

March 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooper Square, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Free and open to public. Sponsored by the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University  

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August 2018

Original media productions screeening

August 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BRIC Arts Media, Studio A, 647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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BRIC Arts Media + the NYU Prison Education Program invite you to attend a works-in-progress screening of original media productions created by Josiah Boatswain, Jose Diaz, Marvin Mayfield, Tony Stevens, and Vincent Thompson at BRIC House. In a first-time collaboration, NYU PEP alumni participated in a month-long podcast and video production program at BRIC in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to become certified community producers and contributors to BRIC’s public access television and Brooklyn Free Speech networks. We hope you can stop…

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October 2018

Aesthetics through the Penal Hole

October 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
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A Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Nicole R. Fleetwood, American Studies, Rutgers The talk will focus on art making and aesthetic practices of incarcerated people held in solitary confinement and other types of isolation units. To make art in solitary confinement is to deliberately engage the sensory deprivation that occurs in isolation cells as a mode of assault. With solitary confinement, the carceral state attempts a totalizing control over the bodies and minds of imprisoned people, largely through structuring their…

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How to Dispute Your Debts

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the NYU Prison Education Program and Laura Hanna (chief organizer from the Debt Collective) for a workshop on developing dept dispute tools. Laura Hanna is an artist, filmmaker and organizer. She has produced and directed films that have been screened and installed in museums in the U.S. and abroad. Her interests focus primarily on institutional violence and state power. She is co-founder and co-director of The Debt Collective, a membership based economic justice organization. She served as board president…

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Film Screening: Out of State and After Now

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The award-winning documentary Out of State  explores the intersections between the US imperial project and prison industrial complex, through the stories of David and Hale—two Native Hawaiian men incarcerated in a private prison in the Arizona desert, thousands of miles away from home. This event opens with a screening of the NYU Prison Education Program produced film AFTER NOW (26 min.). The documentary follows three New Yorkers as they rebuild their lives and relationships after incarceration. A discussion with Out of…

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February 2019

Carceral Crisis Speaker Series

February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - May 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

The Carceral Crisis speaker series at NYU will run Feb 13th - May 8th, 2019 and will take place in the evenings at 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor. The Carceral Crisis speaker series is part of the spring semester course on Carceral Crisis: Race, Class and Punishment in America taught by postdoctoral fellow Zhandarka Kurti in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU. Throughout the semester, Professor Kurti will be hosting a series of speakers allowing students to reflect on historical roots of America's carceral crisis, its collateral consequences and current reform efforts.…

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