Please join the Incarceration and Public Health Action Network (IPHAN) for a free dinner, film screening, and discussion on public health and incarceration in NYC. Hear from those with lived experience, leaders in mass incarceration reform, and get plugged into the work.
The short film Rikers: Innocence Lost, will be paired three amazing panels:
- The filmmaker and project leaders
- Those interviewed in the film with lived experience on Rikers Island
- Leaders from grassroots organizations working on the Close Rikers campaign as well as from city government
Imani Brown, Community Organizer, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice; Shanequa Charles, 2018 Leading with Conviction Fellow, JustLeadershipUSA; Kandra Clark, Strategic Partnerships Liaison and Senior Grant Writer, The Fortune Society; Ronald Day, Associate Vice President, The Fortune Society; William Evans, Co-founder and President, Neighborhood Benches; Chris Jenkins, Filmmaker; Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of Youth and Strategic Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice; Ismael Nazario, Database Systems Analyst, The Fortune Society; Philip Proszowski, Healing Justice Organizer, HOLLA!; Malika Saada Saar, Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, Google; and James Young, Co-founder, Neighborhood Benches
Towards the end there will be an opportunity to network with organizations represented and find ways to get plugged into the work.
Everyone is welcome, but RSVP is required. Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be provided.
yj17 [at] columbia [dot] edu