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The Center For Justice At Columbia University Presents Beyond The Bars Conference

Beyond the Bars is the fifth annual student-driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration held at Columbia University. Given the greater consciousness of mass incarceration in the US, this conference brings people from different spaces and places to dig deeper in the work of ending mass incarceration, building justice and engaging in action beyond the weekend.

The conference launches Friday night with Michelle Alexander and several other powerful guest speakers and performances. It continues into Saturday with the goal of developing an agenda for transformative change around mass incarceration. Panelists are coming from a wide range of disciplines, experiences and locations; from government and community-based organizations, to advocates and activists, to students, faculty and community members and to those most directly impacted by mass incarceration…

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