Thursday, June 4th & Friday, June 5th
6:00 pm Doors open for the Advocacy Fair
Learn from partner organizations working towards justice in the criminal justice system; chat with policy advocates and activists; and get prepared for the Legislative Theatre chambers!
7:00 pm Legislative Theatre
featuring Center for Court Innovation: Staten Island Youth Justice Center and CASES: Brooklyn Justice Corps.
featuring Covenant House and Housing Works
Participating NYC elected officials include: Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer; Council Member Carlos Menchaca; Council Member Jumaane Williams, Council Member Stephen Levin; Public Advocate Letitia James; Samuel Miller, US Housing and Urban Development.
Watch original plays based on community actors’ lived experiences of discrimination based on past arrest or conviction. Act onstage to offer alternative responses to these systemic problems, on the individual, institutional and policy levels. Submit policy ideas to representatives from City Council, the Mayor’s Office and the federal government, and Vote to carry these ideas forward to their respective chambers. Post-show reception to follow, with actors, advocates, elected officials and fellow audience members.
Workshops: Saturday, June 6th
**Change of Location***
The New School, 63 Fifth Ave at 13th Street, Room 201
Legislative Theatre Workshop
11:00am - 1pm
For activists, artists, students, social service professionals and engaged citizens: practical training in the Legislative Theatre process, for creative change in our own communities.
Participatory Budgeting Workshop
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Facilitated by PBNYC Steering Committee and District Committee members Benjamin Solotaire and Caron Atlas, Arts & Democracy.
In PB, community members get a direct say in how to spend public dollars. Learn how it works and how to get involved in your neighborhood.
Take Action: from Ideas to Public Policy
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Facilitated by Community Voices Heard organizer Jennifer Hadlock.
Learn how ideas become law in NYC, and how you can help the policy ideas from Legislative Theatre move forward. Take the next steps here.