Spring 2016

A Woman’s Celebration is Love Thyself First’s 2nd Annual woman’s wellness celebration centered on self-love and mental health advocacy. 

Presenters at this conference come from various academic disciplines, including History, Sociology, and Law, under the shared goal of provoking an interdisciplinary discussion of the complex issues of incarceration, criminal justice, and human rights.  Click here for more details and a full schedule.

Public Humanities Initiative
THE CONFINED ARTS: Solitary Confinement Edition

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Saturday, March 12, 2016

This edition of The Confined Arts will be a symposium consisting of an art exhibition, poetry, a panel discussion, a promotional screening, and more. Opportunities and Change will be collaborating with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to highlight the humanity of the people held in solitary confinement inside of our nation’s prisons. Additionally, we hope to raise awareness about the inhumane conditions and the use of solitary confinement to educate attendees.

Registration Required: https://beyondthebars2016.eventbrite.com The 6th annual Beyond the Bars Conference, "Connecting the Struggles," aims to connect the many ways in which mass incarceration has impacted individuals, families and communities across the U.S, and beyond, as well as build connections across diverse struggles for social justice.

The Real Women Real Voices symposium will highlight the issues and concerns that impact incarcerated women. The three-part event will feature a video simulcast of currently incarcerated women, joined by formerly incarcerated women and children of incarcerated parents discussing the impact of imprisonment and need for carceral policy reform. The Ladies of Hope Ministries presents the Real Women Real Voices symposium as a precursor to the 2016 Beyond the Bars Conference.

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