This coming Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6: “Beyond the Bars” conference at Columbia, starting off with Friday night event featuring Angela Davis, Soffiyah Elijah and Marc Lamont-Hill. See below for how to register (free, fast, easy – but you gotta do it to get a seat).
Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward is the third annual interdisciplinary criminal justice conference brought to you by The Criminal Justice Caucus and The Criminal Justice Initiative at Columbia University School of Social Work in collaboration with students, faculty and community members from across New York City.
The goal of the Beyond the Bars conference is to raise consciousness about current ideas and effort about ending mass incarceration and its consequences. The hope of the conference is bring together the community and the university to engage people in moving forward beyond the bars.
The conference kicks off Friday night with featured speakers Angela Davis, Marc Lamont Hill and Soffiyah Elijah with special guest performers throughout the night. Saturday the conference continues with panels and workshops beginning at 10am (doors open at 9am) and continuing throughout the day until 5:30pm.
The conference will conclude on Sunday afternoon with an event specifically for student groups across NYC working around criminal justice issues. The student group summit will be an exploratory meeting for student groups across the city to come together to discuss the possibility of forming a city wide student initiative.
Friday night’s Kick Off Location: Lerner Hall at Columbia University (enter from the Broadway entrance) 2920 Broadway New York, NY 10027
Saturday’s Panels and Workshops Location: Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027
Sunday’s Student Group Summit Location: Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027
If you have any questions or would like more information about the conference please email the organizers at: