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May

19

NAWJ DISTRICT TWO HOSTS COLOR OF JUSTICE PROGRAM AT ALBANY LAW SCHOOL

On May 19, 2018, NAWJ District 2 Director, Hon. Cenceria P. Edwards, NAWJ member Hon. Helena Heath of Albany City Court, NAWJ member Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, Dean of the New York State Judicial Institute, and Pershia Wilkins, the Director of Multicultural Initiatives and Assistant Director of Admissions at Albany Law School spearheaded the first Color of Justice Program at the school. Continue Reading

Written by Helena Heath | News

Apr

17

NAWJ NEW YORK CONDUCTS SPEED MENTORING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AT ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW IN QUEENS

On April 18th, one of the co-chairs of the newly formed Law School Outreach Committee, Honorable Sally E. Unger (Civil Court of the City of New York) along with Lourdes Ventura, a Partner at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, organized a successful speed mentoring program at St. Johns University School of Law in Queens, New York. Continue Reading

Written by Sally Unger | News

Jan

31

WOMEN ARE BACK AT FEDERAL PRISON IN DANBURY

Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Following an outcry over the plan to move female prisoners from the only federal women's lockup in the Northeast, the Bureau of Prisons is now considering keeping some female prisoners housed at the Federal Corrections Institute in Danbury, officials said. Continue Reading

Jan

16

FOR FEMALE INMATES IN NEW YORK CITY, PRISON IS A CROWDED, WINDOWLESS ROOM

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been held for years in two windowless rooms in a detention center in Brooklyn. Continue Reading

Nov

04

NAWJ DISTRICT TWO WOMEN IN PRISON COMMITTEE GATHERS HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR ANNUAL BEYOND THE BARS PROGRAM

NAWJ's New York Chapter Women in Prison (WIP) Committee has begun its Toy, Toiletry and Book Drive for its annual "Beyond the Bars" project. Continue Reading

Written by Cheryl Gonzales | News

Nov

04

DISTRICT 2 DIRECTOR REPORT NOVEMBER, 2016

On October 26, 2016, NAWJ District 2 co-sponsored a program entitled "Equal Means Equal" which featured a documentary about the Equal rights Amendment and a panel discussion with Kamala Lopez, Director of "Equal Means Equal", Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute and Lenora Lapidus, Director, Women's Rights Project, ACLU. Continue Reading

Oct

27

NAWJ CO-SPONSORS 'EQUAL MEANS EQUAL', A PROGRAM RECOGNIZING THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

On October 26, 2016, NAWJ's District Two co-sponsored a program entitled Equal Means Equal. Continue Reading

Written by Cheryl Gonzales | News

Oct

17

BROOKLYN FEDERAL JAIL ACCUSED OF RETALIATING AGAINST WOMEN INMATES WHO COMPLAIN OF CONDITIONS

A federal judge has been put on notice that staff at the Metropolitan Detention Center may be retaliating against female inmates who complain about conditions at the troubled jail. Continue Reading

Oct

07

JUDGE REFUSES TO SEND WOMEN TO BROOKLYN JAIL WITH 'THIRD WORLD' CONDITIONS

A federal judge said Thursday she is reluctant to remand female defendants to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn in light of "unconscionable" conditions found at the jail. Continue Reading

Sep

08

NAWJ ANNOUNCES THE HONORABLE BETTY J. WILLIAMS A 2016 RECIPIENT OF MATTIE BELLE DAVIS AWARD

NAWJ announces the Honorable Betty J. Williams a 2016 recipient of the Mattie Belle Davis Award. Continue Reading

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