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September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a kick-off event that marks the beginning of a series of events geared towards amplifying and celebrating the community of activists who are actively raising awareness, and inciting action toward decarceration. There will be featured performances including a performance of an excerpt from La Paloma Prisoner, Colombian musicians and Colombian food!

Community participants include:

Dr. Vanda Seward, Cuny Criminal Justice Department at CUNY Kingsborough

Dr. Baz Dreisinger, Author of Incarcerated Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World and Executive Director of the Incarcerated Nations Network

Pamela Villa, Director of Development- Bronx Connect and Bloomberg Fellow

Robert Pollack, Pen America – Prison Writing Program Manager

Laila Mahler, Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, Columbia University

Julia Shaw, LMSW Director, Criminalized Survivors Program STEPS to End Family Violence, a program of Rising Ground- City, Lore Organization





September 14, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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