Please join us at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Thursday, February 23rd, from 9am to 1pm, for our Winter 2017 Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative Youth Justice Symposium where we will discuss the criminalization of LGBTQ youth, young women and girls. Speakers will address questions such as:
This discussion will be held in the 2nd Floor Dining Hall at 524 West 59th Street (between 10th and 11th avenues). Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. Speakers will begin promptly at 9:00am.
This symposium is generously sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation and organized by the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College.
|Mariame Kaba is the founding director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization dedicated to ending youth incarceration. She is also co-founder of the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women, the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander among other groups. She served as co-chair of the Women of Color Committee at the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network and was a founding advisory board member of the Women and Girls Collective Action Network. Mariame currently organizes with Survived and Punished, a coalition of freedom campaigns and anti-violence organizations dedicated to advocating for survivors who live at the intersection of gender violence and criminalization. A writer, speaker, and educator on prison abolition, racial justice, and gender justice, Kaba has been honored with several awards including the Moxie Award from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Community Advocate of the Year Award from the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. She is a 2016 Soris Justice Fellow.|
|Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, has devoted over 25 years to public health for under-served populations. Ana led the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), overseeing a complete overhaul of the agency from 1998-2006. Prior to GMHC, Ana spearheaded community-based programs at Samaritan Village, the Osborne Association, Kings County, and Lincoln Hospitals. Ana served on the NYC HIV Planning Council and the NYC Commission on AIDS, chaired the NYC Commission for LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth, co-chaired the Board of the Women’s Funding Network and Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative. Ana was a co-chair of the Young Women’s Initiative of New York City – the first effort dedicated to young women of color, and she was appointed by Mayor DeBlasio as a Commissioner of Human Rights.|
|Factors that lead to criminalization||Impact of criminalization|
|Ashley Ellis, School for Democracy and Leadership||Liz S. Alexander, She Dreams of Freedom|
|Jessica L. Trudeau, GEMS||Dawn Rowe, Girl Vow|
|Lindsay Rosenthal, Vera Institute||Denise Hinds, Good Shepherd Services|
|Jessica D. Warner, NY Foundling & CUNY||Mik Kinkead, Sylvia Rivera Law Project|
|Sumaya Powell, Youth Speakers Institute||Ebony W., Youth Speakers Institute|
Registration is now closed.