The American Ethical Union and its congregations depend on the volunteer time and monetary commitment of its members. Many times, members work “behind the scenes” on programs and events and do not get the recognition they deserve. Members ideas and proposals, and especially their hard work make their congregations a success, and can be used for programs at other Ethical Societies or even AEU programs. The recipients of this award were nominated by their Society in recognition for their many years of voluntary service to the Ethical Culture Movement.
The Hudson Link documentary, “Zero Percent,” focusing on its college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility, has been winning many accolades at film festivals across the country including: the first-ever Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival; Best Documentary Award at UrbanWorld, Breckenridge, Bronx and Las Vegas Film Festivals; Best of Festival at the Arlington International Film Festival; and the Human Spirit Award at the Ojai Film Festival.
9:00 pm -10:00 pm: Brian Fischer, Commissioner, NYS Dept. of Correctional Services, speaks on the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Q&A session with Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link.
Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen & Bob Berson
Panelists: Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link; Katherine Vockins, Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts; David Soares, District Attorney, Albany County; Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative; Glenn Martin, Executive Director, Fortune Society; Evan Goldstein, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance; Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne Association.
Speakers and panelists have expertise in the areas we will address, many with experience both "inside" and out, and many perspectives will be shared, including those of scholars and researchers, people who have been incarcerated, professionals and volunteers who work in prisons, advocates for legislative and penal reform, and law enforcement professionals. We welcome participants from both Ethical Culture Societies and from the wider community of concern. Please come and participate.
REGISTRATION TYPE / PACKAGE DESCRIPTION
THESE ARE EARLY BIRD PRICES - GOOD UNTIL MAY 1, 2012
Complete Package: $395.00 Includes registration, all workshops, receptions and meals.
Essential Package: $275.00 Includes registration, all workshops and receptions but no meals.*
FES Complete Package: $200.00 Includes registration, workshops, receptions and meals.
FES Essential Package: $80.00 Includes registration, workshops & receptions but no meals.*
Day Trippers: $80.00 Does not include meals.
College Students: $25.00 per workshop Does not include meals.
a la carte: Meals and Special Receptions
* Individual meals can be purchased in combination with the Essential Package. Select the meals you wish to add to your Essential Package (prices indicated on the Essential Package Registration form) and the additional costs will be factored into your package total.