Transformative Justice – Sentence kids to art not jail

 

This Thursday 18 August evening at USC we will host a very exciting presentation from architect and executive director of Young New Yorkers,
Rachel Barnard.

Rachel is a former architecture student at UQ and currently lives in New York where she founded the not-for-profit organisation Young New Yorkers. They
offer an arts-based alternative sentencing solution for 16 and 17 year olds, who are arrested and sentenced as adults in New York State. This is a
pertinent topic given the recent events at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the NT.

We’ll also have a lively panel discussion and drinks and music afterwards in the USC Art Gallery. We’d love to see you there!

You can purchase your tickets here: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/transformative-justice-forum Surplus proceeds will go to AIME.

If you would like to know more about the organisation and Rachel here is the link. https://advance.org/articles/rachel-barnard/

“Young New Yorkers began as a public art project meant to provide a platform for the creative voices of these young people . . . The criminal court of New York gives eligible 16- and 17-year-old defendants the option to participate in a Young New Yorkers program rather than spend time in jail, incur other adult criminal justice sanctions, and be saddled with a lifelong criminal record.”