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Previous Justice Talks
September 21, 2022, 7PM - Justice Talks: Social Activism and Restorative Justice - A Conversation with Jo Kreiter and Partners.
Join us for a conversation about the importance of restorative justice and the creative process in healing and as an alternative to the prison system. We’ll also explore Ms. Kreiter’s process of integrating personal narratives and lived human experience into the choreography and presentation of Apparatus of Repair. We will also hear from those who participated in a first ever, restorative circle with five men currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility and a group of individuals who have been harmed.
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This Senate Bill, sponsored by New York State Senator Julia Salazar, ensures gender identity respect, dignity, and safety in prisons. The bill addresses the needs of incarcerated individuals whose gender identity does not match their assigned sex at birth. This panel discussion features Senator Salazar and a representative from the NYCLU who helped craft this bill as well as individuals who have directly experienced the lack of respect and danger of the system as it currently functions.
In this webinar moderated by Board Member Lithgow Osborne we focused on the extraordinary career of Osborne's Executive Director Elizabeth Gaynes and her activism, advocacy, and action which have helped build Osborne into one of the nation's leading providers of family related services for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.
December 15, 2022, 6pm - Justice Talks: From Love - The Transformative Work of the Sing Sing Family Collective.
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Many formerly incarcerated folks and their loved ones made it through the long haul of “serving time.” But what happens after incarceration? How do they and their loved ones adjust to this new way of living?
This month’s webinar focuses on these important questions and how to foster relationships after being released from prison. The panelists will share their personal stories and insight about the challenges and triumphs of rejoining loved ones after incarceration. Join us for this discussion and gain insight on how not to isolate, alienate, and separate but rather how to include and support rehabilitation and redemption.
A conversation with founder and Executive Director Katherine Vockins and others from Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA). Founded at Sing Sing in 1996, RTA works with professional teaching artists to lead year-round workshops in theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and visual arts. Participants in RTA programs have an astoundingly low recidivism rate making it one of the most successful rehabilitation programs in New York State. But more importantly, the organization restores a sense of dignity and fosters the creative spirit of women and men who are in the most degrading and dehumanizing environment.