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Real Women Real Voices "Where the People Meet the Policy" New York NY

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NYU School of Law

Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall

40 Washington Square South

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A dialogue around incarceration with a focus on women:

New York, NY Wednesday January 25th, 2017 – “Real Women, Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy” a symposium organized by the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls will take place at New York University School of Law from 5:00-8:00PMest with a reception starting at 4pm.


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What: “Real Women, Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy”. “Real Women, Real Voices” symposium is a groundbreaking event focusing on the issues, concerns and needed changes affecting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. The panels will feature currently and formerly incarcerated women discussing the affects of incarceration and the carceral state on themselves, their families and their communities. The Council is the first-ever national organization created and led by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls.

When: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

(Reception begins at 4pm) (Seating begins at 4:45pm)


Where: New York University School of Law,

Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall

40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

Why: The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is a national network which supports the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls who are in the forefront of change of the criminal justice system by working individually or within organizations. Members support one another by sharing their knowledge and powerful experiences. Council members know firsthand the impact of the current criminal justice policies. We know the realities of incarceration, the many hurdles women face after returning home, and what changes are necessary to shift the system to one based on human dignity and social justice.

By bringing together policy makers, academics, researchers, and the public in dialogue with Council members, we strive to ensure that when policies, laws, practices, organizing and services about women and girls who are or were incarcerated are decided upon, our voices and ideas are included. Our mantra is “Nothing about us, without us!” This is a big goal. We believe it is attainable. Through connecting with each other and freely sharing information, insights and strengths, we are creating opportunities to have our voices heard and collectively build new and just policies grounded in human rights.

Symposium Funders

NYU APALSA, NYU BALSA, NYC WoCC, NYU Wagner SCJR, NYU Law Women, NYU PREP, NYU SALSA


Organizational Sponsors

The Ladies of Hope Ministries, Families for Justice As Healing, The Operation Restoration, The Real Cost of Prisons Project, Can-Do Clemency, Project Liberation.

Corporate Sponsors

Aloft Harlem


About the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls The Council held its first organizing meeting in New York City on December 2015. Since then, the Council has convened organizing meetings in New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Chicago, Connecticut and Boston. Council members live and work in more than 22 states. The Council actively engages currently incarcerated women and girls in federal and state prisons, county and state jails, and immigrant detention centers.


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New York, NY 10012

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