Philanthropy New York's 37th Annual Meeting: Rethinking American Justice

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
1:30pm to 6:30pm EDT
Ford Foundation; 320 East 43rd Street; New York, NY 10017
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This program was live-streamed and recorded. 

Philanthropy New York is proud to announce that our 37th Annual Meeting “Rethinking American Justice” will focus on the history and present application of justice in America – discussing what we call criminal and examining the kinds of reforms that could strengthen communities in New York City and across the nation. This half-day gathering of philanthropic leaders working across different programmatic areas will include inspirational stories and practical learning that all grantmakers can apply to their work.
As always, the Annual Meeting will begin with the election of new Philanthropy New York Board members and a review of the past year’s accomplishments. 
Philanthropy New York thanks the Ford Foundation for its generous hosting of the 37th Annual Meeting. 

Opening Panel: Building Political Consensus on Criminal Justice Reform

The Annual Meeting’s justice-themed programming will begin with a discussion of how bi-partisan movement on justice reform is happening, why it’s happening and what are the roadblocks ahead.

Introduced by:
Mike Pratt, President & Executive Director, The Scherman Foundation

Featured Speakers:

Mark Holden, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Koch Industries

David Yassky, Dean, Pace Law School

Kenneth Zimmerman, Director, US Programs, Open Society Foundations

Moderated by:
Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights, Google

PHIL Talks

Plan on being inspired by Philanthropy New York's signature PHIL Talks -- dynamic short presentations in rapid-fire succession by fascinating individuals who are making extraordinary change on justice reform issues.

Charles Nuñez, Community Advocate, Youth Represent

Glenn E. Martin, Founder, JustLeadershipUSA

Andrea Ritchie, Soros Justice Fellow, Co-author: “Say Her Name,” “Roadmap for Change” and “Queer (In)Justice”

Special Performance

Liza Jessie Peterson, playwright-performer, “The Peculiar Patriot,” MAPP International Productions

Headline Panel: Rethinking American Justice

Introduced by: 
Ken Monteiro, General Counsel & Vice President, Ford Foundation

Michelle Alexander, Author of “The New Jim Crow,” Civil Rights and Legal Scholar, and Senior Fellow at Ford Foundation

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge, State of New York, Latham & Watkins LLP, Of Counsel and Chair of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice

Moderated by:
Erik Eckholm, (Moderator), National Legal Correspondent, the New York Times

Designed for

Philanthropy New York’s annual meeting is an exclusive event for PNY members and invited guests.

1:00-1:30 p.m.            Registration*
1:30-2:00 p.m.            Annual Meeting of Membership/Board Elections
2:00-3:00 p.m.            Opening Panel: What Are the Realities of Bi-Partisan Action on Justice Reform?
3:00-3:15 p.m.            Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.            PHIL Talks
4:15-5:30 p.m.            Closing Panel: Rethinking American Justice
5:30-6:30 p.m.            Reception

* Registration is currently closed and was required by May 1, 2016. A RSVP is required to attend in person.