‘From Punishment to Wellness’ – May 20 Conference
The Correctional Association of New York is proud to be a community partner sponsoring an important day-long conversation about women and the war on drugs.
This one-day conference, organized by formerly incarcerated women, policy experts, and community activists, will offer practical examples of public health alternatives. We will examine how to address fundamental social issues including race, gender, and class inequities by viewing individuals within the context of their communities.
From Punishment to Wellness: A Public Health Approach to Women & the War on Drugs
Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street, NY, NY 10029)
To register for the conference, click here.
For a list of speakers and presenters, click here.
To table at the event, please contact Mercedes Smith at mercedesb.smith[@]gmail.com
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