Beyond the Bars 2019: Register Now!

Register Now!

Join us for the 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University that will focus on both the incarceration and criminalization of women and girls themselves as well as of their families and communities. Our focus is inclusive of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. The many struggles for justice, equity and safety led by women and girls directly impacted by the criminal legal system will be at the heart of the conference as we create a space to further strengthen and advance change. Beyond the Bars 2019 will continue developing the collaboration between universities and the many ongoing efforts to end mass incarceration.

It is our hope that this conference will bolster efforts to challenge the impacts of incarceration and criminalization on women and girls in the following ways:

  • Convene and support a national and international network of women and organizations to share and advance strategy and resources
  • Help articulate and amplify a feminist vision and analysis
  • Address difficult issues and questions within the movements to end gender-based violence and criminalization and incarceration
  • Strengthen and amplify the growing voices and roles of directly impacted women and girls
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills for a broad range of change makers
  • Further catalyze university involvement in the struggle to end mass incarceration

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Thursday March 7th – Until She’s Free: A Night of Culture 
(Doors at 6:30pm – Event Starts at 7:00pm)

 Location: MIST Harlem

Friday March 8th – Building the Movement
Location: Lerner Hall, Columbia University
(Doors at 6:45pm – Event Starts at 7:30pm

Saturday March 9th – Until She’s Free: Panels & Breakout Sessions
Location: Columbia School of Social Work

(Registration and Continental Breakfast Begins at 8:45am – Panels Start at 9:30am)

Saturday March 9th – Film Screenings & Talkbacks 

Location: Columbia School of Social Work
(Film screenings will begin at 5:30pm)

Sunday March 10th – Building the Movement: Organizing Workshops

Location: Columbia School of Social Work
(Registration and Continental Break Begins at 9:30am – Program Starts at 10am)