The third Art of Return will feature art and story from people directly impacted by immigration detention, with special guest Khalil Cumberbatch of The Fortune Society and support from Documented and The Fortune Society.
On November 29, 2018, Manhattan Together member Temple Shaaray Tefila will welcome mental health advocate and New York Times best-selling author Pete Earley, to hear about the personal experiences which came to inspire his book, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. Pete's book details his journey as both a father fighting for his child and as a journalist, in search of a better way to shut the "revolving door" between hospitals and jails; a door which often eventually leads to tragedy.
Join The Osborne Association and other organizations for this unique event examining the effects of lengthy and life sentences in Maryland, New York, and across the country. Panels will include speakers who have come home after decades in prison, who will be joined by family members, policy makers, and community activists as we explore the opportunities we have right now to bring people home, reunite children with their parents, shorten sentences, invest in effective programs and strengthening communities, all while saving millions of dollars.
Save the Date: March 7-10, 2019 the Center for Justice at Columbia University's Beyond The Bars 9th Annual Conference
This March 7-10, 2019 Beyond the Bars will continue developing the collaboration between universities and the many ongoing efforts to end mass incarceration.