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Heartfelt Thanks: A Great Year!

2018-12-20T23:37:28+00:00

This past year, we were able to raise over $220,000 for our 2018 beneficiaries Civil Rights Corps and Essie Justice Group in two sold-out concerts: one in Washington, DC and the other in New York, each with accompanying public educational programming and outreach.

We could not have done this without you.

As you know, JusticeAid is primarily run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We hope that you will consider making a year-end contribution to further our endeavors for 2019 and into 2020. We are currently exploring the theme of  ‘Crimmigration’ and the anti-immigration movement in the U.S. that results in the mass incarceration of 300,000 people. We are also taking a look at Voter Suppression. Stay tuned!

With heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support, we wish you peace and joy throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

Steve Milliken and the JusticeAid Board

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NOV 11, 2018   |   NEW YORK CITY  |  RIVERSIDE CHURCH
RACISM & THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY: 21ST CENTURY DEBTORS’ PRISONS IN THE AGE OF MASS INCARCERATION

Introducing our 2018 beneficiaries

Gina Clayton of Essie Justice Group and Alec Karakatsanis of Civil Rights Corps at WilmerHale, courtesy of Seth Waxman. Moderated by Vanita Gupta (center), President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

APRIL 24, 2018   |  WASHINGTON, DC  |   THE HAMILTON
SONGS FOR LADY DAY: THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY

Featuring pioneering singer-songwriters
Paula Cole, Marshall Crenshaw, Dom Flemons, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Kandace Springs.

A jazz and blues journey
Dom Flemons

Featuring Billie’s finest work
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Demonstrating that art can create positive change 
Paula Cole

NOV 11, 2018   |   NEW YORK CITY  |  RIVERSIDE CHURCH
RACISM & THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY: 21ST CENTURY DEBTORS’ PRISONS IN THE AGE OF MASS INCARCERATION

Civil Rights Corps Poet in Residence
RANDALL HORTON

ABENA KOOMSON-DAVIS
Raising the roof with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

JEFFERY ROBINSON
Performing “Who We Are,” a searing narrative of the true history of Racism and White Supremacy in America. With JusticeAid CEO Steve Milliken and Board President Mark Rochon.

PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATED BY JOHNNY PEREZ
Clayton and Karakatsanis discussing the bail bond crisis and its impact on America’s poor.

THE CELL
Guests experienced a virtual reality installation at Riverside Church.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018   |   NEW YORK CITY  |  CITY WINERY
300 ANNIVERSARY OF NEW ORLEANS

Legendary blues and gospel singer
TOPSY CHAPMAN

Spoken word artist
PAYNE THE POET

DR. MICHAEL WHITE
and his Original Liberty Jazz Band

JANUARY-DECEMBER 2018
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO ALL!

We’d like to acknowledge individual donors and members of our volunteer Host Committees in Washington, DC and New York for making all of this possible, and give special thanks to our sponsors: 

Cozen O’Connor, FWD.US, Hot 97, HR ’73 Class Act, The Jeffress Group, Mocafi, Maggie Vision Productions, Miller Chevalier, Zuckerman Spaeder, and White & Case.

*All photos are thanks to the talents of Evy Mages.

There’s more! See April & November event summaries and photo galleries.

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