Related Event | Beyond the Bars 2016: Connecting the Struggles

February 22, 2016
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March 4-6, 2016 | New York, NY

BTW-STD-version-6-yellowBeyond the Bars 2016: Connecting the Struggles

The 6th annual Beyond the Bars Conference will take place March 4-6, 2016 at Columbia University. This year’s conference, Connecting the Struggles, aims to connect the many ways in which mass incarceration has impacted individuals, families and communities across the U.S, and beyond, as well as build connections across diverse struggles for social justice.

Albert Einstein stated that imagination is more powerful than knowledge ––Our comrade and sister Angela Davis, challenged us to imagine a world without prison. Join us as we honor the spirit of the struggle – join in solidarity with impacted people, and with academics, activists, practitioners and community members as we continue to connect the struggles to eradicate mass incarceration and to build justice and equity.

Beyond the Bars is organized by the Criminal Justice Caucus at the Columbia School of Social Work, the Center for Justice at Columbia University, and the Beyond The Bars Fellows.

Conference Schedule

Friday March 4th: Conference Kick Off Event with Angela Davis

Saturday March 5th: Panels and Breakout Sessions 

Sunday March 6th: Building the Grassroots – Organizing Workshops 

Register here. As always, the conference is free and open to the public.