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02 Nov 2016

End the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
In a discussion developed by Philanthropy New York's Funders of Women and Girls, members will explore the ways in which we criminalize the responses of girls — especially girls of color — who have been sexually and physically abused, and what we can...
13 Oct 2016

Why is Wage Theft on the Rise as the Minimum Wage Increases to $15?

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Despite recent minimum-wage hikes around the country to $15 an hour, why are workers facing more wage theft than ever? An estimated $50 billion a year is stolen from workers' wages, affecting workers of all types of industries, including low-wage...
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13 Sep 2016

Intersections of Health and Justice: A Conversation on LEAD and New York’s Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Health care costs associated with the current U.S. opioid epidemic total an estimated $25 billion, according to the CDC. Despite having the third-highest spending in the nation (more than $1.2 billion) to confront the challenge, New York’s opioid...
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10 May 2016

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
1:30pm to 6:30pm
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...
03 Feb 2016

It’s PUBLIC Transit: Funders Look at New Initiatives to Connect NYC’s People & Places

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
We face a unique moment in the life of public transit in New York. After three decades of steadily improving service, quality indicators have started to decline. You see it every day: train cars break down more often, delays have gone up,...
15 Jan 2016

The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Lessons from the Campaign to End the Racially Biased Marijuana Arrest Crusade in NYC

Friday, January 15, 2016 -
8:30am to 11:30am
In 1977, New York decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Yet between 1995 and 2010, the NYPD made more than 530,000 arrests for low-level possession, including 50,000 in 2010 alone.
18 Nov 2015

Policing Reform: Building on NYC Successes for a National Reform Movement

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 -
1:45pm to 3:30pm
In the past two years, Communities United for Policing Reform (CPR) has played a critical role in leading a campaign to pass landmark police accountability legislation in New York City and partnering with families of New Yorkers killed by police to...

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