Past Events Gallery - 2019

New Hour Events - 2019

New Hour was part of the following events in 2019

 
  • 1/4- Director of Programs Danielle and past EMERGE grads hold leadership training interviews. 

  • 1/11- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 1/14- New Hour visits the NYS Capitol for an Albany Advocacy Day focused on #SchoolsNotJails. 

  • 1/14- New Hour presents to Just Write Community Project to collaborate on a letter writing campaign for those behind bars.

  • 1/20- ED Serena meets with Jim Gaughran and his staff to discuss domestic violence survivor defendants and bail reform. 

  • 1/22- New Hour and the Osborne Association present at the Suffolk Bar Association to over 60 attorneys about jail visiting for children.

  • 1/23- Call-in day to Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Carl Heastie with the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Osborne Association to bring back visit buses.  

  • 1/28- Meeting with Second Chance Reentry to discuss new programs and ways to collaborate.

  • 2/1- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 2/5- EMERGE spring class of 2019 begins.

  • 2/8- Planning meeting with Northwell Health’s Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART). 

  • 2/8- Support Group Meeting.

  • 2/11- New Hour staff and EMERGE members visit Albany to advocate with NYS lawmakers to pass the DV Survivors Justice Act. 

  • 2/13- Meeting with the Parrish Art Museum to include art programming in the jails. 

  • 2/19- Danielle Skelly from the Foster Families Coalition visits New Hour to present to EMERGE.

  • 2/22- Serena meets with Nassau Undersheriff Lewis to discuss future plans to support women in Nassau County. 

  • 2/22- Annual Valentine’s Brick Oven Pizza Event.

  • 3/6- New Hour meets with the Duck Island Bread Company who supported New Hour by discussing employment opportunities.

  • 3/7- RAPP visits New Hour for a partnership meeting on parole reform.

  • 3/7- Serena meets with staff at the Suffolk County’s Office of Women’s Services to discuss reentry services. 

  • 3/8- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 3/10- New Hour presents on a panel presentation at the Columbia Center for Justice: Beyond the Bars- Until She’s Free. 

  • 3/12- Jessica Clark from the Center for AIDS research and treatment visits New Hour to present to EMERGE. 

  • 3/19- Allison Hollihan visits New Hour to present to EMERGE about the work of the Osborne Association.  

  • 3/24- After being awarded the National Women’s History Month award by the Suffolk County Executive's Office, Director of Programs Danielle presents at the Wyandanch Public Library about the importance of the roles of women.

  • 3/27- New Hour attends the Fresh Career Start Expo at the Suffolk County One Stop Employment Center.

  • 4/2- As nominees for support from LIIPTC, we joined the women’s paddle tennis annual luncheon at Huntington Country Club. 

  • 4/5- New Hour tables at a Social Work Resource Fair, hosted by LIU Brentwood. 

  • 4/9- EMERGE class of 2019 graduation. 

  • 4/11- ED Serena meets with Senator Monica Martinez and her staff to discuss the work of New Hour. 

  • 4/11- New Hour presents at Touro Law Center about representing incarcerated and recently released women with ethics and compassion. 

  • 4/12- New Hour staff meets with Eileen Morgo, our legal advocate for women and mothers behind bars and in reentry. 

  • 4/16- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 4/17- Easter Basket Giveaway to justice-impacted people. 

  • 4/19- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 4/30- HALT Solitary Confinement Advocacy Day.

  • 4/30- New Hour participates in HEALI’s meeting, c0-chairing the policy and advocacy committee.

  • 5/3- RAPP visits New Hour to provide a teach-in about parole reform.

  • 5/3- Options for Community Living visit New Hour to provide housing opportunities and information.

  • 5/10- New Hour board members, members and staff testify at the Suffolk Sheriff’s Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline. 

  • 5/13- Meeting with Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly to speak about our work.

  • 5/14- Parole Reform Advocacy Day at the NYS Capitol with RAPP and Parole Prep.

  • 5/16- Gathering with the Patrina Foundation as one of their grantees.

  • 5/20- ED Serena meets with Legislator Gonzalez and his staff to discuss women and children impacted by the justice system.

  • 5/29- Call in day to support the HALT solitary confinement act.

  • 5/31- Governor Cuomo’s Suffolk County Regional Representative Theresa Santoro visits our office to hear about the work of New Hour.

  • 6/4- Support Group Meeting

  • 6/12- Meeting with the Nassau County Sheriff’s office. 

  • 6/13- Nassau County Jail Advocates present: Re-Imagining Incarceration: Ending Wasted Tax Dollars at the Nassau County Correctional Center.

  • 6/13- PSEG Women’s Network visits New Hour to present to women in reentry. 

  • 6/19- Presentation to the Suffolk County Department of Social Services.

  • 6/23- New Hour staff and EMERGE graduates participate in the Join Together Campaign, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.

  • 6/25- New Hour joins Suffolk County Sheriff Toulon and others at the Sheriff’s Office to come together in conversation with other orgs across the country that work towards empowering people in reentry.

  • 6/30- Luncheon and fashion show with New Hour members and UU Congregation at Shelter Rock Women’s Group.

  • 6/30- ED Serena gives sermon at the Unitarian Universalist’s Congregation of the South Fork.

  • 7/2- Support Group Meeting. 

  • 7/10- ED Serena met with the Suffolk County Bar Association where they provided contributions to justice-impacted women and children.

  • 7/15- New Hour members joined the Suffolk Sheriff’s office media campaign to share their stories. 

  • 7/16- Meeting at the Suffolk County Legislature to provide testimony on the Second Chance Law and Ban the Box. 

  • 7/23- Vigil, screening, and discussion with NYCAIC to raise awareness about solitary confinement.

  • 8/2- ED Serena participates as an interviewer in the Suffolk County Legislature’s Mock Interview Day.

  • 8/6- Support Group Meeting.

  • 8/7- Meeting with the Suffolk DA’s office 

  • 8/9- Capital One Investing for Good visits New Hour to support EMERGE and meet graduates. 

  • 8/13- Meeting with the New York Women’s Foundation to present on the work of New Hour.

  • 8/16- Meeting with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone about women and children impacted by incarceration. 

  • 8/21- NYC rally with RAPP- “Remembering Val Gaiter,” ED Serena emcees.

  • 8/23- Meeting with Assemblymember Kim Jean-Pierre to discuss reentry for women in her district. 

  • 8/24- Cocktail reception for donors. 

  • 8/27- Annual Back to School Backpack Drive at Sunken Meadow State Park.

  • 9/10- EMERGE fall 2019 semester begins.

  • 9/13- NYC trip to participate in Osborne’s NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents meeting.

  • 9/14- New Hour presents to Long Island Against Domestic Violence staff about the intersection of DV and incarceration.

  • 9/17- Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition visits New Hour and presents to EMERGE about legislation, adoption and foster services, and parental rights. 

  • 9/17- New Hour participates in a panel discussion: Re-Imagining Incarceration- Providing Treatment and Support for Incarcerated People with Substance Abuse Disease… Before and After Incarceration. 

  • 9/19- Meeting with Police Commissioner Hart to discuss the intersection of domestic violence and criminal justice. 

  • 9/20- Meeting with the Nassau County Sheriff and Nassau County Exec’s Dep. Cmsr. about the need to provide trans education to corrections officers and improving services for trans people behind bars. 

  • 9/21- Justice Conference: “The Power of Language to Incarcerate” in NYC presented by Columbia’s Center for Justice.

  • 9/22- Suffolk County Sheriff Department’s Open House where New Hour tabled for a meet and greet to do outreach and educate the community. 

  • 9/24- RAPP visits New Hour and presents to EMERGE about parole justice and elder parole.

  • 10/4- We met with Senator Kevin Thomas in front of the Supreme Court in Nassau County to demand an end to solitary confinement.

  • 10/8- Columbia Center for Justice visits New Hour and presents to EMERGE.

  • 10/16- LISJAN Meeting 

  • 10/17- Training with Long Island Community Foundation about “Advancing a Gender Lens in Civic Engagement.”

  • 10/22- College and Community Fellowship visits New Hour and presents to EMERGE.

  • 10/29- Meeting with Fines and Fees Justice Center at the Albany Social Justice Center. https://finesandfeesjusticecenter.org/

  • 10/29- Hour Children visits New Hour and presents to EMERGE about maintaining ties to children when impacted by incarceration.

  • 11/15- We met with Senator Anna Kaplan to discuss needed criminal justice reform policies, with RAPP, NYCLU, Women & Justice Project, NCJA, and the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.

  • 11/19- Collab with Family Kitchen Revival where New Hour was featured in an episode.

  • 11/19- ED Serena presents to Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility about our work.

  • 11/19-  ED Serena presents to a Stony Brook School of Social Welfare Class about our advocacy work.

  • 11/25- We visited Suffolk County Correctional Facility and met with Sheriff Toulon who donated turkeys, pies, and sides to our members and their families for our turkey drive.

  • 11/26- Friendsgiving Potluck and Fundraiser

  • 11/26- RAPP LI Regional Membership Meeting.

  • 12/3- EMERGE graduation ceremony for fall class of 2019

  • 12/10- Fines and Fees Justice Center, Columbia Law School, and The Ladies of Hope Ministries meet with our women to present about traffic violation fines and fees and to collect first-person testimonies.

  • 12/10 - 12/20- Week long annual toy drive in the LI jails.

  • 12/14- Annual cookie bake for members and children impacted by the justice system.

  • 12/20- LI Town Hall on Life Sentences and Solitary Confinement.

  • 12/21- New Hour annual holiday party.