This is a community announcement from The Justice Collective. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, email

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Justice Collective is excited to co-host our third regional conference to deepen consciousness and bring a call to action to end mass incarceration in the United States.

The Justice Collective is comprised of various New York Statewide organizations that are providing grassroots leadership and action through education, community organizing, and systemic change. This conference offers an opportunity to deepen our community’s understanding of mass incarceration and build sustainable action through a family-centered approach to deepen conscious, advance strategies, and expand our skills and tools to achieve our collective justice goals. This is a pivotal time for us to renew our commitment to justice and hope you will support and join our collective responsibility to uphold our human rights.

We plan to bring together various activities throughout the two days including presentations, concurrent workshops, performances, panelists, keynote address, and an opportunity for educators to convene and learn about ways to support students with incarcerated loved ones. This conference is free and accessible to all!

Friday, Oct. 19th, 5 to 9 p.m. – The Space @ GreenStar
Saturday, Oct. 20th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Southside Community Center
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Contact: Phoebe Brown, Alliance of Families for Justice Regional Coordinator

The conference is co-hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Alliance of Families for Justice.