For information on all upcoming events, please contact our office at 631-273-3300 or email ContactUs@NewHourLI.org
New Hour Empowerment Series starting this May!
Save the date for the LISJAN Monthly Meetings
Join the Long Island Social Justice Action Network on the second Wednesday every month as we convene with over 30 different organizations and campaigns to fight for criminal justice reforms!
Register at bit.ly/LISJANRegistration
Save the date for EMERGE Graduation!
June 25th 2021 1-3pm
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Past Events - 2021
May 11th, 7pm, NETWORK Virtual Rally Kick-Off
Watch Executive Director Serena Liguori present at NETWORKs Lobby for the Equal Act Virtual Rally Kick-off!
The EQUAL Act (H.R.1693) is bipartisan legislation to eliminate the disparity in sentencing for crack and powder cocaine. It applies to pending cases and provides for retroactivity. This sentencing disparity has had a racist impact and increased mass incarceration; there is no pharmacological differences between powder and crack cocaine.
Mother's Day Rally at Bedford Correctional Facility
May 9th 2021
“What we are asking for is basic human rights” It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and we have to fight for the mothers who are still incarcerated who are languishing inside with no visitation. We need change.
New Hour came out in the rain to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, and we are joined by rallies at Rikers and on zoom, to rally to protect in-person visiting, support #ParoleJusticeNY, and to urge birth care for pregnant and birthing people behind bars. We were even joined by Assemblymember Chris Burdick!
Youth Action Council Virtual Press Confrence
April 8th - 4-6pm.
Osborne Youth Action Council met with legislators and urged them to pass the Protect In-Person Visiting Bill to ensure that New York's jails and prisons do not reduce or eliminate in-person visiting hours in favor of fee-for-service video conferencing.
Currently, only the Osborne Association and Rikers Island offer free video conferencing, meant to supplement in-person visits that are critical for children's wellbeing. Learn more about the urgent need to Protect In-Person Visits by joining the Youth Action Council Press Conference.
RSVP at: https://bit.ly/ProtectVisits
LI Parole Justice Suffolk Town Hall
April 8th - 6:30-8pm
New York State must end mass incarceration and promote racial justice by uprooting NY state’s culture of permanent punishment and replacing it with systems of healing, accountability and care.
The People’s Campaign for Parole Justice Town Hall Series will be highlighting the impacts of mass incarceration across NYS communities, platforming the voices of Long Islanders directly impacted by incarceration and outlining ways communities can take action to advocate for Parole Justice!
This town hall event is geared to all Suffolk residents but open to all Long Islanders to attend!
Click HERE to register
Join faith leaders and the People’s Campaign for Parole Justice to advocate for the Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Bills
Help us win freedom and reunite families through the power of redemption.
Beyond $avvy - Financial Education Workshop
April 7th & April 8th
Tish Boyd from Beyond $avvy Corporation taught New Hour EMERGE graduates strategies to decrease financial insecurity & increase financial capacity to reduce the economic wealth divide
Learn more about Beyond $avvy HERE.
With generous donations from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, New Hour was able to provide beautiful Easter baskets for our women and their children!
Rally & Press Conference at Nassau County Jails
March 30th, 10:30 AM
Join LISJAN and Nassau County Jail Advocates for a rally & press conference to call for the restoration of visits and demand that New York State Governor Cuomo sign HALT legislation into law.
Join virtually at : bit.ly/3-30LISJANRally
Prisons Aren't Feminist:
Parole Justice is Gender Justice Advocacy Day
In honor of Women's History Month, New Hour and the People's Campaign for Parole Justice are hosting a virtual advocacy day supporting women, mothers, and gender non-confirmed people behind bars.
Join us for a day of meetings and a press conference with lawmakers to demand gender justice and parole reform.
Register at bit.ly/NHMarch21Advocacy
Prisions Aren't Feminist inspired by Mariame Kaba. Read more here.
New Hour Panel Discussion
March 10th 7-8:15 PM
Join New Hour staff and guest moderator Vivett Dukes for a panel discussion honoring Black and Trans women impacted by the carceral system.
Register at bit.ly/NHPanelDiscussion
The People's Campaign for Parole Justice Rally & Press Conference
at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
March 9th 11:30am
In honor of Women's History Month, join us virtually outside of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility as we advocate for all women behind bars, especially women of color & trans women. We demand better conditions and continue to fight for parole justice.
Register at bit.ly/BedfordRally309
New Hour Member and EMERGE Graduate Sherika S. spoke powerfully outside Bedford Correctional Facility.
Galentines Member Drive-up!
February 12th 2021, 12-3pm
New Hour Members, we invite you to pick up personal care items to indulge in some self-care this Valentine's day!
Call 631-273-3300 to confirm attendance!
We were so honored to have Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Suffolk Legislators Jason Richberg and Samuel Gonzalez, as well as Board President Vanessa Pino Lockel here to address the justice-impacted community and help us hand out self care gift bags for women and mothers impacted by incarceration!
The People's Campaign for Parole Justice 2021
Wednesday, January 27th 2021
The People's Campaign for Parole Justice will hold a virtual advocacy day on January 27th. Beginning at 9:30 AM, join us for a powerful day that will include a community gathering, legislative meetings in support of the Elder and Fair and Timely Parole bills, and more.
Details to come. RSVP here and share the flyer below.
The People's Campaign for Parole Justice 2021
January 14th 2021 12:00PM
The People's Campaign for Parole Justice will launch our 2021 platform this Thursday, January 14th. The event will include speakers currently incarcerated in New York State prisons whose lives depend on parole reform, and New York State lawmakers who are championing the platform in Albany. The Platform includes demanding passage of the Elder Parole bill and Fair & Timely Parole Act, and achieving a fair and fully staffed Parole Board.
Beyond Incarceration Shabbat Panel Discussion
Friday, January 15th, 2021
Repair the World Brooklyn will be hosting a Shabbat panel discussion to learn about the far reaching effects of our prison system. Join us for community, discussion, and wine and Challah ordered from local shops to be picked up at Repair sites across NYC.