Justice Forum | Unlocking Potential: Education is the Key

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  5:30pm - 8:30pm Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall


Free and open to the public

Registration required

First come, first seated


Beyond the Box, Center for Justice, Columbia General Studies

#SchoolsNotPrisons, Revolve Impact, Institute for Research in African American Studies

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Underground Scholars Initiative, NYC Men Teach

Columbia Black Business Students Association, Columbia Law School Latino/a Law Student Association

GSSC, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls

Hispanic Business Association, Columbia Law School Black Students Association

The Ladies of Hope Ministries, Pre-Law Society | Columbia University


Leyla Martinez

Registration is required. To register please click HERE.

As we celebrate Latino Heritage Month, please join us for a panel discussion that will outline the various benefits derived from facilitating access to higher education for Black and Latino men and women, who are disproportionately impacted by mass incarceration.


  • Participant

    Carl Hart

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Columbia University

  • Participant

    Geraldine Downey

    Professor of Psychology

    Columbia University

  • Participant

    Angie Martinez

    Radio Personality

  • Participant

    Mysonne Linen

    Hip Hop Artist

  • Participant

    Malika Saada Saar

    Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights


  • Participant

    Alan Rosenthal

    Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney

    Center for Community Alternatives

  • Participant

    Johnny Perez


    Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project

  • Participant

    Elias Alcantara

    Senior Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

    The White House

  • Participant

    Leyla Martinez

    BA Candidate

    Columbia University


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