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April 2018

Reimagining Justice: Realizing Human Rights through Legal Empowerment

April 26 - April 27
Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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More than 4 billion people are understood to be living outside the protection of the law. Adding to this unjust and ongoing status quo are profound levels of income inequality and rising authoritarianism across the globe. The result is an urgent need to reimagine legal systems that work for everyone. Legal empowerment, a growing field of human rights practice, scholarship, and education, strives to reverse this tide of injustice and strengthen the capacity of marginalized individuals to use the law to…

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Symposium | Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism

April 27
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center – Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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Over the past few years, slavery has become a frequent theme in contemporary culture. Even though the topic has always been central in countries such as Brazil and the United States, it seems we have been watching more movies, soap operas and tv series on slavery than ever. Tourists are visiting historical sites and engaging in tours on the history and memory of the slave trade all over the Atlantic world. Crowds are packing museums on African-American culture. Slavery is…

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Understanding the Past, Imagining the Future: 30 Years of New York City Criminal Justice Data

April 30 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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For the last 30 years, the pretrial services partner of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA), has been collecting data on key pretrial justice outcomes. CJA’s Annual Report Series offers a comprehensive set of information on all prosecuted arrests in New York City, including release status, failure to appear rates and bail amounts. (See the most recent Annual Report here.) This data spans five Mayoral administrations, rises and falls in New York City’s…

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June 2018

The 2018 McSilver Awards

June 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The McSilver Awards recognizes outstanding individuals who are transforming systems to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities living in poverty, locally and globally. This year's McSilver Awards will be held at NYU Kimmel Center. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the Awards program begins promptly at 6:30 PM. A cocktail reception will follow immediately thereafter. For more information about this and past McSilver Awards, visit the McSilver Insitute’s website. Past Honorees Download a PDF to learn more about past McSilver…

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