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Thursday, May 05, 2011

BCS and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Organizes Reentry Forum

 
The Bronx Reentry Working Group, a collaboration between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Bronx Community Solutions, is hosting a Reentry Forum and Resource Fair, I'm Home ... What Next  on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM at the School of Law, Government, and Justice, 244 East 163rd Street Bronx, NY (behind the Supreme Court building).
 
The day will include a Resource Fair with over twenty Bronx-based organizations; a keynote address by Camella Pinkney-Price, Deputy Chief of Staff for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr; a moderated panel discussion on strategies for success coming home after incarceration (featuring CCI's own Ramon Semorile and Cramon Milline); break out sessions on health, financial literacy, and knowing your rights; and community organizing sessions informing participants about local advocacy campaigns.
 
The full program is below.  Lunch will be provided. 


I’m Home … What NExt?
Schedule

9:00     Resource Fair
            The Resource Fair will be available in the gym from 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM

9:30     Welcoming Remarks
Pamela Amie Valera, PhD, MSW, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Division of Community Collaboration and Implementation Science, Bronx Reentry Working Group Co-Chair

Mandy Restivo, MA, Bronx Community Solutions Deputy Project Director, Bronx Reentry Working Group Co-chair

9:45     Keynote Address: What Next?
Camella Pinkney-Price
Deputy Chief of Staff to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

10:15   Panel: Coming Home: Strategies for Success
            Moderator: Mario Rodriguez, Outreach Specialist, Bronx Community Recovery Center

            Panel Participants:
Theresa Harari, Director of Operations and Business Development, CMO Network
            Cramon Milline, Case Manager Aide, Harlem Community Justice Center
Damon Moore, Director of Programs and Community Outreach, CMO Network
Ramon Semorile, Crew Supervisor, Bronx Community Solutions    

11:30   Break Out Session One
            Know Your Rights: Encounters with the Police, Kate Rubin and Colleagues…..   Room 147
            Financial Literacy, Damon Moore and Theresa Harari….…………………….....   Room 149
            Women’s Health 101, Dr. Rachelle Darout……………………………………....   Room 151
           
12:45   Lunch in Break Out Rooms
            Hot food items donated by the Habana Room, www.habanaroomnny.com.

1:15     Break Out Session Two       
            Creating Healthy Support Systems, Mario Rodriguez……………………….…...   Room 147
            Healthy Eating on a Budget, Dr. Rachelle Darout……………………….............   Room 149
Certificates of Relief from Disability and Good Conduct:                                       
What They Are and How to Get Them, Kate Rubin and Camella Pinkney-Price.... Room 150
            How Does Going to Prison Affect your Health? Dr. Matt Anderson………….....  Room 151

2:30     Community Organizing Forums
            Women in Prison Project………………………………………………………......  Room 147
            The Bronx Reentry Working Group…………………………………………….....  Room 149
            Stop and Frisk………………………………………………………………….......  Room 150
                                   
3:30     Closing Remarks

Liz Schoen, Esq., Director of Legal Programs, CMO Network
Chris McLaughlin, Research Assistant, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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