Talking Transition: Criminal Justice Conversations

Talking Transition:

Criminal Justice Conversations

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Election Day isn’t (and should be) the only day of the year that the public has an opportunity to shape politics. Talking Transition has created a space to keep the conversations about issues that matter to New Yorkers going. There are several upcoming participatory events related to criminal justice at. Mark your calendars!



Police Commissioners in Conversation
Chris Stone, President, Open Society Foundations

Join us for a fascinating moderated panel and Q&A with police chiefs from around the country. Learn about how periods of transition affect safety in the city and how they impact the police department.

Panelists Include: Ron Davis, Director the Federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS); Ed Davis, former Boston Police Commissioner; Chris Stone, President, Open Society Foundations.

Sat Nov 16, 10:00am (Town Hall)


Ending The New Jim Crow: Mapping The Future of Drug Policy in NYC
VOCAL + Drug Policy Alliance

Join hundreds of New Yorkers as we gather to envision a new approach to our drug policies, based in equity, health, and safety — not racism, criminalization, and violence. Together, we’ll map the future of our city’s drug policies as we work to end the failed war on drugs.

Panelists Include: Jeremy Saunders, Lead Organizer, VOCAL-NY; Bobby Tolbert, Board Member/Community Leader, VOCAL-NY; Gabriel Sayegh, State Director, NY, Drug Policy Alliance.

Sat Nov 16, 2:00pm (Town Hall)


Solutions, Not Suspensions!
Dignity in Schools

Join a spirited workshop and debate around how students of color are being pushed towards prison through the use of suspensions and school-based arrests.

Mon Nov 18, 5:00pm (Town Hall)


Fair Policing for All
Communities United for Police Reform

Learn about recommendations from stakeholders – including directly affected communities – about potential NYPD reforms that could provide better public safety for all New Yorkers.

Mon Nov 18, 6:00pm (Town Hall)


Education Not Incarceration: Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Reentry Education Network

Explore how NYC policy makers can harness the power of education to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, enable sustainable employment, and rebuild lives.

Wed Nov 20, 4:00pm (Town Hall)


Check out  Prison Studies Group co-chair Shirley Leyro speak about immigration reform on Pura Politica on NY1!

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