Past Events Gallery - 2020

New Hour Events - 2020

New Hour was part of the following events in 2020

 
  • 1/3- New Hour partners with Lyft through #cut50 to receive transportation support for our members. 

  • 1/6- Advocacy Day Training Meeting with RAPP at our office.

  • 1/10- Dialogue at the Suffolk County Jail with Assemblymember Kim Jean-Pierre, Assemblymember David Weprin and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to discuss our jail programming for women and mother’s inside the facility. 

  • 1/14- Press Conference and rally in Albany to support parole reform with RAPP.

  • 1/16- We joined a roundtable discussion at Farmingdale State College to discuss solutions for homelessness and the lack of affordable housing on LI.

  • 1/18- ED Serena visits New Haven, Connecticut to be aired on Criminal Justice Insider radio show.

  • 1/21- We joined NYCAIC in Albany to demand an end to solitary confinement.

  • 1/25- Rally in Support of Bail Reform in front of the Mineola Courthouse. 

  • 1/25- Women’s Diversity Network Health Equity Task Force Meeting.

  • 1/30- Monthly LISJAN Meeting.

  • 2/4- Support Group Meeting.

  • 2/5- New Hour presents at Hofstra University to film students who collaborated with us to create individual narrative videos of our members in reentry. 

  • 2/11- New Hour staff and members convene at the Suffolk County legislator to testify in support of Ban the Box. 

  • 2/24- ED Serena attends A New Way of Life Safe Housing Conference with Susan Burton in LA, California.

  • 2/25- Albany Day of Action on Bail to demand no rollbacks. 

  • 2/27- NYCLU, Board member Liz Justesen and EMERGE graduate Pam join a panel to educate about the new bail law. 

  • 3/4- New Hour presents our services and mission overview to the Suffolk County Probation Department. 

  • 3/9- Spring EMERGE session begins.

  • 3/9- #BeyondTheBars event at Columbia University School of Social Work. 

  • 3/17- Long Island Bail Reform Call-In Day

  • 3/24- Virtual rally with NYCAIC to demand an end to solitary confinement.

  • 3/25- Statewide Virtual Forum on COVID-19 and Incarceration 

  • 3/25- 2020 Day of Empathy Virtual Event with #Cut50 

  • 3/26- Virtual Support Group

  • 3/27- Bail Reform Call-In Day sponsored by New Hour, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and New York Communities for Change. 

  • 3/28- Virtual Meeting with Citizen Action NY! - Bail Reform Updates.

  • 3/30- Virtual Press Conference for No Bail Reform Rollbacks.

  • 3/30- Virtual Press Conference to demand immediate release of vulnerable people behind bars during COVID-19.

  • 4/3- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 4/8- Virtual Town Hall: “#ClemencyCoast2Coast” 

  • 4/9- COVID-19 Jail Call-In Day with Nassau County Jail Advocates. 

  • 4/16- “Justice Roadmap for the People’s Briefing” Virtual Meeting.

  • 4/16- Monthly LISJAN Meeting.

  • 4/17- Virtual Support Group Meeting. 

  • 4/20- Mass Call-In Day to legislators demanding an end to solitary confinement with NYCAIC.

  • 4/21- RAPP Day of Action and Virtual Press Conference.

  • 4/24- Nassau County Day of Action, rally outside of Nassau Correctional Facility with LISJAN and Nassau County Jail Advocates. 

  • 4/24- Virtual Support Group Meeting. 

  • 4/27- Justice 4 Women Task Force Meeting.

  • 4/29- New Hour staff and census ambassadors training call

  • 5/1- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 5/6 - Protest and car caravan outside of the Nassau County Correctional Facility with NYCAIC to demand an end to solitary confinement.

  • 5/7- Monthly LISJAN meeting.

  • 5/7- “Is the Coronavirus Bias”- A courageous conversation moderated by ED Serena and Vanessa Baird-Sreeter from Women’s Diversity Network

  • 5/8 - Partnered with the Justice 4 Women Task Force and visited Yaphank Correctional Facility to drop off Mother’s Day cards and needed support to the women inside. 

  • 5/12- We partnered with Just Write Community Project for a letter writing campaign and to continue providing letters of support to incarcerated women on LI. 

  • 5/12- Edgecomb Rally with RAPP and CCA.

  • 5/13- New Hour Census Ambassadors Meeting to organize around our census work.

  • 5/15- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 5/15- Rally and virtual press conference at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, to demand immediate release, proper medical treatment, and no use of solitary confinement.

  • 5/18- Virtual Press Conference with the HALT solitary confinement campaign: “Prisons + COVID = Racist Harm and Death.”

  • 5/21- Rally, press conference and car caravan at the Nassau County Legislator to demand clemency for those behind bars during COVID-19.

  • 5/22- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 5/25- Celebrating what would have been Kalief Browder’s 27th birthday with the HALT solitary campaign.

  • 5/27- HALT solitary and Free Our Elders Virtual Advocacy Day.

  • 5/29- Serena presents on Prisoners’ Families Unite live virtual gathering about the impact of incarceration on women and children.

  • 5/29- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 5/29- Virtual event- Honoring Kalief Browder’s rebirth and calling for an end to solitary confinement.

  • 6/1- Serena is interviewed by Skye Ostreicher from the Fashionable Democrat about COVID-19 behind bars and issues surrounding police brutality and George Floyd. 

  • 6/1- Justice for George Floyd Protest at the Nassau County Legislator 

  • 6/2- George Floyd/Black Lives Matter protest and press conference in Brentwood with Women’s DIversity Network.

  • 6/4- LISJAN Monthly Meeting.

  • 6/5- Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 6/6- Vigil in remembrance of Kalief Browder’s passing with HALT solitary.

  • 6/7- We joined the annual Puerto Rican Hispanic Day Parade, where New Hour was honored. 

  • 6/8- LISJAN held a call-in day to urge legislators to repeal 50A.

  • 6/10- Serena was featured on La Fiesta 98.5 radio show to talk about the issues women are facing behind bars and in reentry.

  • 6/12- Virtual Support Group Meeting. 

  • 6/15- Newsday visits New Hour and interviews Serena about our future plans regarding housing for women coming home from incarceration.

  • 6/18- Rally and press conference at Senator Todd Kaminsky’s office in Rockville Centre to demand the LI 6 Senators reinvest funding they received from police unions into communities of color.

  • 6/19- Serena was featured on the Criminal Justice Insider WNHH103.5FM radio show with Babz Rawls Ivy and Jeff Grant.

  • 6/19- Juneteenth Long Island Unity March 

  • 6/19- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 6/25- We joined a #JusticeForAkbarRogers rally with the LI Progressive Coalition and Justice League NYC to demand police accountability. 

  • 6/25- HALT solitary confinement rally and press conference in Hauppauge.

  • 6/26- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 6/30- EMERGE spring ‘20 graduation

  • 7/2- #WhatAboutHer Twitter Power Hour with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 7/2- LISJAN Monthly Meeting.

  • 7/3- Press Conference and Digital Protest to demand passage of Elder Parole, Fair and Timely Parole, HALT Solitary Confinement Act, Repeal the Walking While Trans Ban, and Protect Our Courts Act.

  • 7/3- #WhatAboutHer rally outside of Nassau Correctional Facility with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 7/7- Serena presented on WPFW-89.3FM for their Cross Roads Radio Show to discuss the mistreatment of women behind bars. 

  • 7/8- 8th annual Long Island Imagine Awards- New Hour was nominated as finalists.

  • 7/10- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 7/17- New Hour members Latoya and Janean were interviewed by Newsday and featured in a piece about life in the Yaphank Jail during COVID-19.

  • 7/20- Launching of our Parenting and Wellness Program in the jails island-wide.

  • 7/20- We participated in RAPP and HALT’s 24 hour overnight action in ALbany to demand the legislator free our elders and HALT solitary confinement.

  • 7/21- New Hour and LISJAN call-in day to urge legislators to pass Elder Parole, Fair and Timely Parole, HALT Solitary Confinement Act, Repeal the Walking While Trans Ban, and Protect Our Courts Act.

  • 7/23- We joined HALT solitary’s national town hall.

  • 7/24- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 7/29- We joined The Urban Justice Center for a panel discussion: “Don’t Forget Prisons and Jails- Police Reform is Not Enough.”

  • 7/29- #WhatAboutHer at Rikers Twitter Power Hour with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 7/30- Suffolk County START Resource Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

  • 8/5- We joined RAPP’s statewide monthly membership meeting.

  • 8/5- #WhatAboutHer at Rikers Twitter Power Hour with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 8/6- Serena presents at the County Executive’s Suffolk County Reentry Task Force meeting. 

  • 8/11- Virtual Support Group Meeting- Mindfulness and Mental Health 

  • 8/12- #WhatAboutHer at Rikers Twitter Power Hour with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 8/13- Newsday visits our office to interview Serena about the Long Island Social Justice Action Network and body cameras for police officers on LI. 

  • 8/16- Serena speaks live on Long Island’s WGBB 1240AM radio station to talk about the work of New Hour.

  • 8/17- #WhatAboutHer at Rikers Twitter Power Hour with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 8/18- #WhatAboutHer Rally at Rikers Island with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 8/19- Long Island Caravan for Excluded Workers with the #FundExcludedWorkers campaign.

  • 8/19- The People’s Hearing- Impact of COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails. 

  • 8/20- LISJAN monthly meeting.

  • 8/21- March for the Dead, Fight for the Living- candle-lit march across the Brooklyn bridge with RAPP.

  • 8/22- National Call to Action with RAPP, rally to demand action be taken regarding the COVID-19 crisis behind bars.

  • 8/30- Rally and speakout to transform policing and community safety, with LIUTPCS.

  • 9/1- Training with Capital One and the Taproot Foundation to learn how to enhance nonprofit growth.

  • 9/1- Annual Back-to-School Backpack giveaway 

  • 9/8- A New Way of Life's trans-national Safe Housing planning meeting.

  • 9/8- Coalition for Women Prisoners' General Meeting

  • 9/9- We joined Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability for a press conference urging the County Executive's Task Force to move forward with plans for police reform.

  • 9/13- #AtticaIsNow rally in Foley Square to remember those killed in the Attica uprising.

  • 9/15- First day of EMERGE 2020 Fall semester

  • 9/16- ED Serena joined Good Counsel Services' Lunch & Learn program to present about the work of New Hour.

  • 9/17- We joined The Osborne Association as they presented "From Emerging Adults to Elders: The Case for Decarceration and Parole Justice."

  • 9/17- LISJAN Monthly Meeting

  • 9/18- Virtual Support Group Meeting, honoring the life of Rusti Miller-Hill, former New Hour Program Director. 

  • 9/21- We joined the virtual campaign kickoff of She Will Rise, to discuss why it is imperative for a Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. 

  • 9/22- New Hour presented to the Ethical Humanist Society's virtual event: "Ending the Carceral System's Abuse of Women Behind Bars."

  • 9/22- Serena provided testimony on COVID-19 in jails and prisons before the NYS Senate Hearing.

  • 9/22- NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus did a virtual site visit with New Hour to hear about our work.

  • 9/23- Virtual Marathon with Capital One Giving, the Taproot Foundation, and other chosen nonprofits. https://taprootfoundation.org/

  • 9/30- We presented to Capital One Giving's LI Market President's Meeting.

  • 9/30- New Hour EMERGE graduate and Social Justice Coordinator Anitria Blue was featured on an episode of Ashley Asti's podcast, I'm Curious, called "Returning Citizen."

  • 10/28- Virtual Teach-In on Clemency by RAPP.

  • 10/27- Statewide action to advocate for those in Elmira Correctional Facility, who had a COVID-19 positivity rate 20X higher than the statewide rate. New Hour joined outside of Senator Todd Kaminsky's office in Rockville Centre. 

  • 10/26- The LI Racial Equity Donor Collaborative at the LI Community Foundation announced that it will provide funding to New Hour and 6 others to nonprofits advancing racial equity.

  • 10/23- New Hour Fall Event at Cornell Cooperative Farm and Education Center.

  • 10/22- Virtual Screening of  #LetMyPeopleVote, followed by a panel discussion including New Hour, PPHPAF, LIBA, NOW, and MRNY, where Serena presented as a panelist and spoke about voter suppression.

  • 10/16- Monthly Virtual Support Group Meeting.

  • 10/15- Monthly LISJAN Meeting

  • 10/14- Emergency Vigil and Rally honoring Salih Abdullah in Foley Square with RAPP.

  • 10/13- Linda Bonanno and the Got Checked! campaign presented to EMERGE about breast cancer awareness, action, prevention, and reproductive health.

  • 10/11- Rally to HALT solitary confinement in Foley Square

  • 10/6- #WhatAboutHer rally outside of City Hall with the Justice 4 Women Task Force.

  • 10/5- New Hour jail programming extends to Nassau County Jail.

  • 10/5- New Hour and LISJAN Social Justice Coordinator Pam Neely presents at the LI Poor People's Campaign meeting.

  • 11/11- Suffolk County Police Accountability Task Force Virtual Public Input Listening Session.

  • 11/12- Community Virtual Meditation led by New Hour supporter and writer, Ashley Asti. All proceeds were donated to New Hour.

  • 11/12- #FreeArthurGreen rally with RAPP in NYC to demand Gov. Cuomo release elder Arthur Green.

  • 11/13- Fundraising Committee Meeting for our home

  • 11/14- Financial Education Workshop with Beyond $avvy, Austin Justice Coalition, sponsored by National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the DC Women's Business Center.

  • 11/19- Monthly LISJAN meeting

  • 11/19- Serena presented on Heritage Radio Network, a podcast.

  • 11/20- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 11/23- Home for the Holidays Rally in NYC with RAPP.

  • 11/24- Turkey Drive, joined by Suffolk County legislator Jason Richberg

  • 12/1- Holiday Dinner with Decision Women in Commerce and Professions where New Hour presented on our work and got donations.

  • 12/9- RTA Arts Performance.

  • 12/8- Partnered with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic for Project Dignity, coordinated to provide safer sex kits in Project Dignity bags.

  • 12/10- HALT solitary 24-hour action for International Human Rights Day.

  • 12/12- Virtual Fundraiser for our home with the Wells Cafe

  • 12/15- Press conference/Rally in Mineola for the launching of Justice Roadmap.

  • 12/17- LISJAN Monthly Meeting 

  • 12/17- RAPP's LI open membership meeting 

  • 12/18- Annual Toy Drive

  • 12/21- Virtual Support Group Meeting

  • 12/21- Central Brookhaven Democratic Club Monthly Meeting where Serena presented on our work.

  • 12/22- Fall Class of 2020 EMERGE graduation

  • 12/23- Home For the Holidays Rally with RAPP and LISJAN: Rally in Mineola to demand Gov. Cuomo grant clemency to bring out loved ones home for the holidays.