Meet Soros Justice Fellow Mujahid Farid on June 20 at the Correctional Association
Join the board and staff of the Correctional Association on Thursday, June 20 as we celebrate staff member Mujahid Farid’s selection as a 2013 Soros Justice Fellow.
Farid is among 14 established and emerging leaders working to reform the criminal justice system selected by the Open Society Foundations to receive the fellowship (see the press release for more information).
The Correctional Association is proud to be serving as Farid’s host organization for the fellowship, and is pleased to invite friends and colleagues to celebrate and learn about Farid’s planned work, which will focus on expanding release opportunities for the rapidly growing elderly population in prison.
There is no cost to attend this event, but RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.
Mujahid Farid Soros Justice Fellowship Reception
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Correctional Association of New York
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Suite 200
New York, NY 10027
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