THURSDAY, December 13, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm • Dismantling Injustice and Challenging Incarceration: A Multi-Issue Forum on Criminal Justice • National Action Network House of Justice, 106 W. 145th St. (just west of Malcolm X Blvd.), Harlem
SATURDAY, December 8, 2018, 7:00 pm • Candles for Clemency rally at Governor Cuomo’s home, intersection Crow Hill & Millwood Rd (Rte 133), Mt. Kisco, NY •
THURSDAY, December 6, 2018, 6:00 pm, Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (at 120th St) Assembly Hall Harlem • “Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison in Maryland and New York – and Why More People Must Come Home” • with RAPP, the Osborne Association, the Justice Policy Institute, Columbia Justice Lab and Center for Justice, and the Riverside Church
TUESDAY, December 4, 2018, 9:00-11:30 am, Washington, DC • Campaign to End Life Imprisonment Launch event • Public Welfare Foundation Inc, 1200 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 • sponsored by The Sentencing Project and Public Welfare Foundation • Jose Saldana of RAPP will speak • LIVESTREAM starting at 9:30 am
TUESDAY, November 27, 2018, 10:00 am -4:00 pm • “Public Hearing on NYS Parole Hearings, Structure of Parole Board and Data Indicating Systematic Bias in the Parole Board’s Decision-Making” • Sponsored by NYS Senator Luis Sepulveda and Gustavo Rivera, Ranking Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims, and Corrections, & the Senate Health Committee • 250 Broadway, 19th fl, Senate Hearing Room, NYC
THURSDAY, November 15, 2018, 7:00 pm • Parole Preparation Project 5th Annual Welcome Home Party and Fundraiser • Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 439 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027 • purchase tickets here
WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, 11:00 am • Foley Square, 111 Worth Street, lower Manhattan • NYC rally, Speak Out Across NY State to Dismantle Injustice in the state’s jails, prisons, and parole system • RSVP & more info
THURSDAY, November 8, 2018, 12:30-2:00 pm • Justice and the Punishment Paradigm featuring Jose Saldana and Anthony Dixon of RAPP • sponsored by the William Patterson University Philosophy Club, University Hall 114, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470
SATURDAY, November 3, 2018, 9:00 pm-1:00 am • Freedom Dance • celebration & support for long-held US political prisoners • National Black Theater, 2031 Fifth Avenue, Harlem (at 125th St.) • Sounds by DJ Revolution • Donation, $20 • beverages and food on sale
SUNDAY, October 28, 2018, 5 pm-8 pm • Preparing for Parole: A Training for Family Members, with the Parole Preparation Project, Rockland Prison Justice Project, Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow and RAPP • Martin Luther King Center, 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, NY 10977.
WEDNESDAY, October 24, 2018, 9:30 am-12:30 pm • Inside and Outside the Visiting Room: Improving the Visiting Experiences of Children with Incarcerated Parents, with RAPP’s Jose Saldana and others speaking on prison visits in the context of lengthy sentences, violence and healing • John Jay College, 899 10th Ave, Manhattan (Haaren Hall) b/n 58th & 59th Sts., Moot Court, 6th Floor • free; light refreshments will be served • sponsored the Osborne Association and the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice • More info and RSVP
SATURDAY, October 20, 2018, 5:30-9:00 pm • Citizens Against Recidivism 12th Annual Awards Program • RAPP’s Anthony Dixon will receive the Freedom Fighter award; keynote speaker will be Shaun King • Our Children’s Foundation Inc., 527 West 125th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York, NY 10027 • RSVP & buy tickets
SATURDAY, October 20, 2018, 1:00-4:00 pm • Dismantling Injustice (Series) • Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (Gallery), 439 West 127th Street, NY NY 10027 • Legislative Workshop, Public workshop with RAPP, CAIC, and JLUSA • Organizers will give an overview of the legislative process in New York, outline their specific bills and stages in the legislative process, and discuss how participants can get involved in producing concrete policy changes that will help radically transform New York’s prison system.
FRIDAY, October 5, 2018 • 5:30-6pm Reception, 6-8pm • Dismantling Injustice: (Series) • Panel with RAPP, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), VOCAL-NY, and Coalition for Women Prisoners (CWP) about efforts to challenge the criminal injustice system in New York • Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (Gallery), 439 West 127th Street, NY NY 10027
THURSDAY, October 4, 2018. 6:00-8:00 pm • Dismantling Injustice (Series) • Readings by people in solitary confinement • Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (Gallery), 439 West 127th Street, NY NY 10027
TUESDAY, October 2, 2018, 11:00 am • Hicksville, LI • RAPP and other community advocates protest Senator Patrick Gallivan’s fake “hearing” on parole WATCH our press conference from the Monday “hearing” in Albany
MONDAY, October 1, 2018, 11:00 am, Albany • Press conference in response to Republican Senators’ “hearing” on parole and voting for parolees (WATCH here) • LCA Press Room 130, Legislative Office Building, 198 State St, Albany, NY 12210 Albany • Free transportation from NYC. If you would like to attend, RSVP here and spread the word using this Facebook event page. PLEASE WEAR WHITE in Albany!
SUNDAY, September 30, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm • Nyack, NY • Parole in NYS: A Panel Discussion • Grace Episcopal Church, 130 1st Ave, Nyack, NY 10960
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, September 21-23, Buffalo, NY • Connecting the Struggles: Prison Abolition in Western NY, 2018 Conference • RAPP & Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition panel on incarcerated elders, Saturday, 9/22 at 1:00-2:50 pm • Canesius College Science Hall, 1901 Main St., Buffalo 14208
SUNDAY, September 16 2018, 1:00-6:00 pm • Harlem • 46th Annual African-American Day Parade • Free Political Prisoners • Join RAPP in the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition contingent • gather at the eastern end of 111th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds.
WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm • A Question of Compassion: Parole for People Aging in Prison • RAPP and the Vera Institute of Justice discuss parole and the Vera Institute’s report on compassionate release in NYS (read it on RAPPCampaign.com/reports) • Vera Institute, 233 Broadway, 12th Floor, NY 10279 (b/n Park Pl and Barclay St) • wine & cheese 5:30-6:30; program from 6:30-8:00 • Free, please RSVP
SATURDAY, August 16, 2018, 4:00-8:00 pm • RAPP & CAIC (Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement) Potluck Gathering, Castle Gardens, 625 West 140th Street (between Broadway & Riverside Drive), Manhattan, 11th Floor • you are invited to bring a dish to share.
MONDAY, August 6, 2018: 8:00 am • Take Action for Parole Justice in Memory of John MacKenzie and all who have died in prison after unjust parole denials • rally at Governor Cuomo’s NYC office, 633 Third Avenue, NYC
THURSDAY, August 2, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm • Breaking Bars: Fighting Incarceration from the US to Palestine • an event with RAPP, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization • Join us to explore systems of domination and parallels of structural violence between the US and Palestine • Barnard College, Diana Center Rm. 504, 3009 Broadway, NYC (at 119th St.)
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018, 11:30 am • Bronx, NY • Press Conference to demand that Gov. Cuomo sign bills to Dismantle Injustice • Bronx Supreme Court, 159th St. and Grand Concourse • RAPP & many community members join elected officials to push for a series of bills that will reduce brutality toward incarcerated people, expand parole, and move toward ending mass incarceration in NYS • (below: Jose Saldana of RAPP speaking at the press conference)
MONDAY, July 23, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm • Queens, NY • Dismantling Injustice Community Event • Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Queens 11366 • Conversation with RAPP, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, Vocal-NY, Correctional Association of NY, and Coalition for Women Prisoners
THURSDAY, JULY 12—SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018 • Ossining, NY • Set the Captives Free: The Church and Mass Incarceration, a conference to raise awareness about the experience of incarceration in the U.S., the impact on families and community; and the role the church needs to play in support of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons and families, with the goal of having each participant identify an action related to incarceration to implement in their local church. Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY 10562 • For information, please contact Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Sealy, Mott Haven Reformed Church, (718) 585-3636
SATURDAY, July 14, 2018, 2:30-4:30 pm: “Dismantling Injustice: Community Education and Organizing Event” • Kensington Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, 4207 18th Avenue, Brooklyn 11218
MONDAY, June 18, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm • Dismantle Injustice in NYS– Rally at Governor Cuomo’s Fundraiser • Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Avenue (at 59th St), New York, NY 10019 • Join RAPP, the #HALTsolitary Campaign, JustLeadershipUSA, and other advocates, organizers and concerned New Yorkers to demand freedom for people in New York State prisons and jails. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm • Approaches to Medical Parole Across the US, with special focus on New York State • Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, CIVIC W612, New York, NY 10038 • sponsored by the Correctional Association of NY • with speakers from RAPP and the Correctional Association • Details and RSVP
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 • Day of Action for Parole Justice • 8:00-9:00 am sendoff rally at Governor Cuomo’s office in NYC, then travel to Albany for a vigil and rally at governor’s office and legislature • Photos to come – watch this space! Read the article on the protest in The Daily News
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 • Running Down the Walls 5K run/walk/jog/bike benefit for US political prisoners • Prospect Park, Brooklyn; $10 registration fee (exact directions here)
WEDNESDAY, May 30, all day, Albany, NY • Toward Freedom: Dismantling Injustice in New York State • (RSVP) • Join RAPP, JustLeadershipUSA, the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), and others to demand real pre-trial justice (bail, discovery, and speedy trial), an end to long-term solitary confinement, and the release of older and aging people in prison.
MONDAY, May 21, all day, Albany, NY • Poor People’s Campaign National Call for Moral Revival – Action for racial justice and to end mass incarceration • 7:00 am: buses leave NYC (Union Theological Seminary, 120th St. and Claremont Ave) • 1:30 pm: March leaves from The Shrine Church to the Capitol (includes a stop at the NYS Parole Board’s headquarters). The March will not involve civil disobedience. RSVP and further details
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018, 6:30-10:00 pm • Washington, DC • Vote for Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with Artists and Activists, sponsored by the Justice Roundtable and including award of Certificate of Excellence to RAPP’s Mujahid Farid for his advocacy work. 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001; RSVP
THURSDAY, May 3, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm • Preparing for Parole: A Training for Family Members • 168 Canal Street, 6th Floor Photo
SATURDAY, April 14, 2018, 9:00 am-5:00 pm • RAPP at Free Them All: A Mass Commutations Convening • Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, 4th Floor, James Room, New York, NY 10027
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 • 7:00-9:00 pm • “Dismantling Injustice: A Public Forum on Ending Mass Incarceration,“ featuring RAPP and other key advocacy groups • College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY • Details here
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 • RAPP Potluck dinner • 6:00-9:00 pm • RAPP/Parole Preparation Project office, 168 Canal Street, 6th Floor, Manhattan • Eat, talk, make art for the April 23 Parole Watch action in Albany (see below for 4/23 details)
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 • Join Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) at an advocacy day in Albany to push for passage of the HALT Solitary bill • end the torture of solitary confinement • Read a report by the Correctional Association of NY on the impact of solitary in a NYS prison
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, March 1-4, 2018: 8th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave. (at 122nd St.), Manhattan • Closing Jails and Prisons • Free registration
SUNDAY, February 18, 2018 • 9:00 am EST • Radio event • Last Mile/Second Chances, ‘Violent vs. Non-Violent’ Part 1 and Part 2 • Mujahid Farid and Donna Hylton with host Topeka K. Sam on SiriusXM Urban View Channel 126
SATURDAY, February 17, 2018 • RAPP will be at the 47th Annual Legislative Weekend of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus • RAPP will be on a panel on Real Criminal Justice Reform sponsored by Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry, at 9:15-10:30 am • Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle Street, Albany Meeting Room #6
WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018, 12:15-1:45 pm • Reflecting & Advocating for Our Growing Population of Elder Incarcerated People • This event is over now, but it was amazing. WATCH the archived livestream • Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave. (at 122nd St.), Room CO6, Manhattan • Free and open to all • Melissa Tanis and Dave George of RAPP • Register to attend or to watch livestream
SATURDAY, February 3, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm • “Correspondence,” Art by Sophia Dawson • paintings based on correspondence with Black political prisoners, all elders • Okay Space, 281 N. 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 • part of #ToBeFreeProject Note: This show runs until February 24
WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2018, 6:00 pm: “Cruel and Unusual: The Story of the Angola 3” screening and discussion with NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NYCAIC) • The Lion Theater, 410 W. 42nd Street, Manhattan • free
TUESDAY, January 30, 2018, 6:00 pm • “Cruel and Unusual: The Story of the Angola 3” sneak preview, with book signing and panel on the Black Panther Party • The Lion Theater, 410 W. 42nd Street, Manhattan • free
SATURDAY, January 27, 2018, 4:00-7:00 pm • 22nd Annual Dinner, Tribute to the Families of US-held Political Prisoners/POWS • Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave., Manhattan (at 79th St.) • Sponsored by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Buy Tickets (proceeds go to commissary accounts of the political prisoners)