Reimagining Justice

The Next 25 Years

Past Event
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
3:30 PM — 6:00 PM ET
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Reception to follow event from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join The Square One Project and the Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice taking place on September 11, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, this multi-format event will consider the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that will guide the next 25 years of justice policy.


Opening Performance: Excerpt from "Nation Induced Disorder"

  • Performed by Mahogany L. Browne

Coming Together to Reimagine Justice

  • DeAnna Hoskins, President, JustLeadershipUSA
  • Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Bruce Western, Co-Founder, Square One Project; Co-Director, Columbia University Justice Lab, Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice, Columbia University

Reimagine Justice: The Next 25 Years

  • Video presentation

The Values of Justice: Parsimony

  • Daryl V. Atkinson, Co-Director, Forward Justice

Reimagining Justice: How Do We Know It's Possible?

Moderator: Katharine Huffman, Executive Director, Square One Project

  • Eric Cumberbatch, Executive Director, Office to Prevent Gun Violence, New York City Mayor’s Office
  • Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York
  • Ray Kelly, Lead Community Liaison, Baltimore Consent Decree Monitoring Team
  • Mike Lawlor, Associate Professor, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, University of New Haven; former Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut
  • Insha Rahman, Director of Strategy and New Initiatives, Vera Institute of Justice

The Values of Justice: Dignity

  • Tyrone Walker, Associate, Justice Policy Institute

Reimagining Justice: What's the Reimagined Justice for the Future?

Moderator: Errol Louis, Host of Inside City Hall, NY1

  • Pastor Michael McBride, National Director, Urban Strategies/LIVE FREE Campaign
  • John Pineda, Leadership and Learning Coordinator, MILPA Collective
  • Kumar Rao, Director of Justice Transformation, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Kyle Rawlins, Co-Founder and Development Director, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
  • Emily Wang, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Health Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network

The Values of Justice: Equity

  • Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship Moving Forward

Closing Remarks

  • Jeremy Travis, Co-Founder, Square One Project; Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures; President Emeritus, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Closing Performance: Ritual

  • Performed by Mahogany L. Browne and Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes