Jam4Justice Fundraiser for the SOS Fund!
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jam4Justice Fundraiser for the SOS Fund!

Join our community of activists and supporters for CJI’s Fundraiser, Jam4Justice!

Jam4Justice will be on Wednesday, December 5th from 7–9pm at BierWax, NYC’s premier vinyl record craft beer bar. Local Brooklyn DJ, DJ Alias will be spinning on the 1s and 2s. Suggested donation is $20 and all proceeds will go towards CJI’s Strategic Opportunities for Support (SOS) Fund.

The SOS Fund provides flexible and immediate funding to organizations building strength at critical junctures, including:

  • Sending organizers to convenings or strategic locations for resistance in response to killings by police, conditions in prisons and detention centers, mass deportations, etc.

  • Mass mobilizations of organizations working to end state-sanctioned violence

  • Individual and collective healing after moments of collective trauma related to state-sanctioned violence

  • Key gatherings to build strategy among coalitions and across broad sectors of the resistance movement

Read more about the SOS Fund here: http://www.criminaljusticeinitiative.org/sos-fund/

RSVP Today! Can’t come? Send a friend!

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CJI Starving the Beast PE Meeting
Oct
22
8:00 AM08:00

CJI Starving the Beast PE Meeting

Members of the CJI drug arrest diversion circle, also known as “Starving the Beast” (STB) have been invited to the 12th National Harm Reduction Conference and a pre-conference event, Black Harm Reduction: Infusing Racial Justice and Harm Reduction into Growing Calls for Reform. Here, we will hear discussions of harm reduction strategies as they pertain to those of African descent.

Political Education is a hallmark of CJI, and in our experience, the sessions go deep. We want to build and learn throughout the conference so we can work from a foundation of shared knowledge and trust, to drill down to the complex work of movement building. The session will address practical steps to working together given the needs and obstacles faced by various marginalized communities, while cultivating shared values to which participants can hold themselves and one another accountable. The NOLA experience will culminate with a day of political education for our participants to share lessons and tactics, and to increase the number of black-led drug diversion/harm reduction organizations that apply to and are funded by the STB Circle.


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12th National Harm Reduction Conference
Oct
18
to Oct 21

12th National Harm Reduction Conference

The 2018 National Harm Reduction Conference comes at a time when harm reduction, health care, and drug policy reform have entered a dynamic and critical phase. The prescription opioid and heroin overdose epidemic has captured national attention, with renewed focus on transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who use drugs. These trends are reshaping the policy and public health landscapes, making harm reduction more urgent and relevant than ever before.

The biennial conference is the only conference of its kind in the United States. For four days some of the most creative minds from the US and abroad come together to address a myriad of complex issues facing the harm reduction movement. A diverse community of people who use drugs, social justice activists, service providers, healthcare workers, researchers, policymakers, public health officials, and law enforcement— all coming together to put an end to the harms and injustices caused by the War on Drugs.

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2018 FICPFM Conference
Sep
13
to Sep 15

2018 FICPFM Conference

  • Doubletree Hotel by Hilton @SeaWorld (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The second bi-annual national conference will be held in Orlando, coinciding with the Florida ballot initiative that can restore voting rights to nearly one million people.

The Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People & Families Movement chose the theme, A Quest for Democracy, to highlight this historical opportunity to reverse the tide of mass incarceration. FICPFM members have been central to rights restoration campaigns in California, Louisiana, Alabama, Rhode Island, and New York.

The 2018 Conference will also mark the next step in national organizing, focusing on regional collaborations, prosecutor accountability, bail reform, and Ban the Box campaigns across issues.

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Drug Arrest Diversion Webinar
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Drug Arrest Diversion Webinar

Join CJI for a webinar exploring innovative approaches to Drug Arrest Diversion. Learn more about the context giving rise to diversion efforts, and alternatives to drug-related incarceration. Featuring speakers Deborah Peterson Small, Kiefer Paterson, Monica Jones, George Galviz, and Keith Brown.

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From Outrage to Action: Fighting Together, Winning Together!
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

From Outrage to Action: Fighting Together, Winning Together!

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join CJI and the Host Committee Amelie Ratliff, Ben Griesinger, Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Ross Chapman, Sam Seidel, and Trinh Duong for food, music, and inspiring conversation at our fundraiser: From Outrage to Action: Fighting Together, Winning Together! Proceeds will be used to launch CJI's new SOS Rapid Response Fund!

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Look for Me: Invisibility and Disposability in the Era of Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Look for Me: Invisibility and Disposability in the Era of Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration

Look for Me: Invisibility and Disposability in the Era of Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration is a one-day political education meeting focusing on looking at the impact of the Criminal Justice System on Women, Transgender, and Undocumented individuals. These sessions will explore criminal justice issues that impact each population while highlighting innovative strategies that have been used to impact system change. Further, experienced organizers and activists will share their thoughts on areas of opportunity for change and how to get it done! Join us in our learning to be informed, activated, and to be a part of the movement.

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Fighting Abuse Against Women in Prison, May 19th!
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Fighting Abuse Against Women in Prison, May 19th!

CJI’s monthly series of Education & Strategy Webinars are led by activists & organizers fighting back against criminalization & incarceration around the country. Join us!

FRIDAY, MAY 19TH 3PM Eastern

Gendered violence structures experiences of the prison system, targeting incarcerated women and transpeople for abuses including rape, sexual coercion and assault, and shackling during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Join our webinar to learn about work to end the abuse and change the system. Featuring speakers Andrea James of Families for Justice as Healing, Janetta Johnson of TGI Justice Project, and Harriette Davis of the Family Unity Project of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.

The Webinars are FREE & take place every month! Register for instructions on joining.

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Immigration & Private Prisons Webinar
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Immigration & Private Prisons Webinar

CJI’s monthly series of Education & Strategy Webinars are led by activists & organizers fighting back against criminalization & incarceration around the country. Join us!

FRIDAY, APRIL 21st 3PM Eastern

Join speakers from the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Puente, and Enlace for a FREE Webinar on Immigration and Private Prisons.

In a xenophobic political climate, migrants are under threat of violence, detention, and deportation. At the same time, the private prison industry increasingly profits off the criminalization and caging of these vulnerable communities. Join our Webinar to learn more about immigrant experiences in the Trump era and next steps in the campaign against private prisons.

The Webinars are FREE & take place every month! Register for instructions on joining.

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