For those of you who joined us on May 23-24 in New York City to benefit the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, we are eternally grateful for your support. For those of you who have not had a chance to lend your support, please view the powerful video of their work below.
JusticeAid’s 2017 concert, “Gotta Serve Somebody,” celebrated Bob Dylan on May 24th— his birthday— featuring artists Ruby Amanfu, Martha Redbone, Carrie Rodriquez, Somi, Kandace Springs, and Dar Williams at The City Winery in New York City. 100% of the gate went to support our 2017 beneficiary The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center.
As part of our community outreach efforts, JusticeAid hosted JUSTICE, MENTAL HEALTH & INCARCERATION, a panel discussion at the New York City Bar Association focusing on barriers to justice for people with mental health issues.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Michael Winerip moderated the panel featuring Dr. Bobby Cohen, former Medical Director at Rikers and current member of the Board of Correction; Ann-Marie Louison Director of Adult Behavioral Health at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES); Janos Marton, Director of Policy and Campaigns at JustLeadershipUSA and leader #CLOSErikers; and Koretta McClendon, Peer Advisor at the Columbia Psychiatric Fellowship program.
All great stuff. We’ll close with a clip from the concert. Stay tuned for more!
—Your friends at JusticeAid
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