Challenging Incarceration

Donate to support the Day of Advocacy on May 10th







We would greatly appreciate any donation (tax-deductible) you can make to the May 10 Day of Action and Advocacy: Unite for Parole and Prison Justice. Your donation will help ensure that anyone who wants to participate on May 10 can come, by covering such costs as free buses from NYC, some transport support for people from other parts of the state, and free meals during the day. Thank you for helping to make this day possible! You can donate by clicking on the below paypal button.

Checks can also be made to "The Social Justice Center" (*subject line for checks should indicate "May 10th"), and mailed to:

The Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12210



The Challenging Incarceration Mission



The system of incarceration in New York continues to destroy people, families, and
communities. We are a growing statewide, multi-campaign, multi-issue collective that aims to:

1) End Mass Incarceration;
2) Promote Community Empowerment;
3) End State Violence and Torture; and
4) End Structural Racism and all Intersectional Identity-Based Oppression in New York while protecting the rights of Black, Latino, Asian, Muslim, and Native people; women; immigrants; LGBTI people; impoverished and working class people; people with mental health needs; and all people of our great city and state.


Unite for Parole and Prison Justice: A Day of Advocacy and Action:

May 10, 2017 – Legislative Office Building in Albany. This day will include a rally and speak-out event at West Capitol Park, a march through the capitol, and legislative advocacy around Challenging Incarceration’s platform (can be found at the bottom of the “Facts” page) with a particular focus on parole reform. Free buses will leave from NYC.

Challenging Incarceration June strategy meeting:

June 17, 2017 – 10:00AM to 4:00 PM. At this meeting, members of the coalition and community will strategize around the future of challenging incarceration, its structure, shared values and leadership.

Connect with us

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
Sponsored by: Challenging Incarceration
Venue: Legislative Office Building
Address: 198 State Street Albany, NY 12207
Please join Challenging Incarceration and New Yorkers struggling for justice statewide for our May 10th lobby day in Albany, Unite for Parole and Prison Justice: A Day of Advocacy and Action. The day will focus on amplifying our message demanding an end to mass incarceration and parole injustice, state violence and torture, and state-sanctioned racism and identity-based oppression, and the promotion of community empowerment. Our May 10th legislative advocacy will place a particular emphasis on bringing people home through a more humane parole system.

There will be free buses leaving from NYC!

UPSTATERS: JOIN IN ALBANY! Gather 9:30 am W. Capitol Park, Washington & Swan; RALLY 12:30 pm W. Capitol Park OR fill out this form to RSVP and arrange for transportation from your upstate area - Upstate info: nycaami@gmail.com

New Yorkers are fighting for the transformation of our justice system in a united statewide, multi-campaign, multi-issue effort to fundamentally challenge our state's New (York) Jim Crow system of punishment and incarceration. People representing more than 50 organizations, campaigns and incarceration-related issues have endorsed the collective's platform and are helping to organize this day of action. We hope you will be there fighting alongside this collective effort – we need you and your power and presence there with us!

Please RSVP to let us know whether you/members of your organization can join us!

Unite for Parole and Prison Justice: A Day of Advocacy and Action will include a rally and speak-out event at West Capitol Park, a march through the capitol, and legislative advocacy around Challenging Incarceration's platform (attached) with a particular focus on parole reform.

Please RSVP by filling out the form on the right side of this page or by filling out this form. If you have any questions or concerns about the event please send an email to maydayofactionrsvp@gmail.com.

Trainings in NYC and Albany for this legislative advocacy day:
-4/9 from 1-3pm at the Castle (625 W 140th St, New York, NY 10031)
-Thursday, 4/27, 6:30pm-8:30pm
NYU Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 218 (40 Washington Square South NY, NY 10012)

-The legislative training in Albany will be on 4/26 - it will be a joint training with New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement and will start at 6:00 at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany (405 Washington Avenue, Albany).
-Videos and materials from the trainings will be distributed and available online as well, in case you are unable to make it to one of the trainings.


PLEASE check out the facebook event and invite your friends, family, coworkers, and any others who might be interested in joining us!



Instructions:

There will  be free buses leaving from NYC!

UPSTATERS: JOIN IN ALBANY! Gather 9:30 am W. Capitol Park, Washington & Swan; RALLY 12:30 pm W. Capitol Park OR fill out this form to RSVP and arrange for transportation from your upstate area - for Upstate info: nycaami@gmail.com