Beyond the Bars: Movement Building in a World on Fire

April 9 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Riverside Church South Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, New York 10027

Event Organizer

Center for Justice
Email:
Website:
www.centerforjustice.columbia.edu

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | IN-PERSON AND ONLINE (VIA YOUTUBE) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON EVENT

Beyond the Bars 2022 is bringing together movements for decarceration, abolition, and climate and environmental justice to develop solidarity, share analysis, exchange strategies and build power. This conference aims to not only confront the dire, intersecting realities of climate catastrophe, mass punishment, criminalization, and incarceration, but to explore how we are working towards good relations, with each other, our communities and the earth we want and deserve.

With three panels over the course of the day, scholars, organizers, healers, and artists will explore these questions in the hopes of strengthening our collective work:

  • What are the connections between the struggles for decarceration, abolition, and climate justice? How does the work of making communities safer intersect with the protection of our environment?
  • What are the organizing strategies and concrete practices that confront the intersections of these struggles and advance our collective work?
  • How can our respective movements collaborate and build together to transform our communities and develop stronger and more cohesive relations?

Seating for the in-person event is limited to 350 attendees. The event will also be livestreamed on the Center for Justice YouTube channel. For a full event schedule, please see the registration page.

This event is co-sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street, Columbia School of Social Work, and the Division of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University.