The Innocence Project: The US Justice System, Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration Through DNA Testing
Date: Saturday April 26th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Rhodes Room, Brittany Hall (55 East 10th Street)
Join Antonio Yarbough and Karen Wolff for a discussion about how our justice system at times can get it terribly wrong and the devastating consequences for Mr. Yarbough and hundreds of others. Mr. Yarbough was exonerated by DNA testing in February 2013 – after 20 years of wrongful incarceration. Ms. Wolff, a former attorney now working as a social worker at the Innocence Project (with her MSW from NYU), has been assisting Mr. Yarbough with his transition from prison. Mr. Yarbough will discuss how he was wrongfully convicted, what prison was like, what led to his exoneration and what his life as a free person has been like so far. He and Ms. Wolff will also discuss the general issues and lack of resources most exonerees face after being released into a new world.
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
On April 27th at 2:00pm, meet in the C3 Lobby to leave to see The Other Woman in theaters. The first ten to sign-up will receive tickets. After the screening, join us at 6:00pm in the C2 Lounge to watch MissRepresentation which explores the representation of women in the media and its implications. Then there will be a discussion about the two films.
On Feb. 21st at 2:00pm, enjoy a screening of Malcolm X to celebrate Black History Month! After the film at 5:30pm, meet in the C3 Lobby to leave for The Malcolm X Museum which will be holding their annual Malcolm X commemoration event to honor the human rights activist on the anniversary of his assassination. Only the first ten people to sign-up will receive tickets to the museum.
This month the Social Justice and Diversity team will be hosting another Diversity Drive in which focuses on international genocide.
Come join RA’s Tommy and Chelsea for a night of fun. This event will start off with the screening of War Dance. Then residents will attend an African Dance Class on 13th st.
Please email RA Chelsea @firstname.lastname@example.org or RA Tommy @email@example.com if you have any questions.
Allyship Beyond Ally Week
Friday, April 19th, 5pm – 6:30pm
Join us as we celebrate and reflect on the commitment to allyship. We will mark the end of NYU Ally Week 2013 with spoken word performances, music, and, of course, Ally Week photos! Featured artists include Kevin Nadal, Kay Barrett and Tonya Ingram of the NYU Slam Poetry Team. Light refreshments will be served.
The mission of Publicolor is to engage under-served students in their education and to catalyze change by empowering them and other residents of inner-city communities to transform their environments through the power of color and collaboration.
Join RAs Elyse and Darrin as we mentor middle and high school students while revitalizing the Bronx Design and Construction Academy!
Sign up here. Meet at 9am on Saturday, March 9th in the C3 Lobby. Be dressed to paint!
This is a reminder about the MLK Day of Service opportunity this Saturday, February 23 from 9:30am-3pm. The Bowery Resident’s Committee STILL NEEDS our help!
YOU MUST sign up for the event by TOMORROW (2/22) by 5PM here!
The event is scheduled from 10am-3pm. As a volunteer you will participate in a large-scale painting project at the facility. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing that can get paint on it! Please be prepared to have a MetroCard for travel. We will meet in the C3 Lobby and depart no later than 9:30am.
Site location: Bowery Resident’s Committee
Address: 30 Delancey Street, New York, NY