Toward A New Social Architecture: Exploring Spatial Justice in Policies, Communities, and Within Ourselves / Rabbi Joui Hessel, Majora Carter, Brandon Stephens, Vivian Nixon, Kenyatta Emmanuel, Tommy Safian, DA Eric Gonzalez, and Rev. Yolanda Peterkin - 92Y, New York

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Toward A New Social Architecture: Exploring Spatial Justice in Policies, Communities, and Within Ourselves

Rabbi Joui Hessel, Majora Carter, Brandon Stephens, Vivian Nixon, Kenyatta Emmanuel, Tommy Safian, DA Eric Gonzalez, and Rev. Yolanda Peterkin
Rabbi Joui Hessel, Brandon Stephens, Vivian Nixon, Kenyatta Emmanuel, and Tommy Safian

Join a deep dive discussion with thought leaders and view moving personal performances from formerly incarcerated people developed in partnership with The Moth, at the kick-off event for Opportunity Justice’s Spatial Justice Project.

The innovative and interactive Spatial Justice Project uses the Jewish holiday of Sukkot as a forum for engaging communities in discussions, activities and action around Spatial Justice: The idea that constructed spaces — from communities, to cultural centers, to prisons — play a defining role in how we collectively define and implement Justice. Spatial Justice Project public installations planned for Sukkot 2022 in multiple cities and correctional institutions place a traditional Sukkah adjacent to a “Confinement Sukkot” — a recreation of a typical solitary confinement cell. The dramatic physical dichotomy of the two structures, coupled with on-site interactive programming, is designed to foster productive dialogue on spatial justice between individuals, within communities, and across communities and faiths. For more information on the Spatial Justice Project visit Opportunity Justice’s website.

VIP ticket includes reserved seating.

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Rabbi Joui Hessel

Rabbi Joui Hessel

Rabbi Joui Hessel is the Vice President of Jewish Life at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92Y …

Majora Carter

Majora is a MacArthur fellow, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, holds 8 honorary PhDs …

Brandon Stephens

Brandon Stephens

The BIA Cherokee Agency has announced that Brandon Stephens, an EBCI tribal member, will serve as the director of Tribal Realty Services …

Vivian Nixon

Vivian Nixon

Vivian D. Nixon is Writer in Residence at The Square One Project. She contributes to the Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy (RJAD) Project …

Kenyatta Emmanuel Hughes

Kenyatta Emmanuel Hughes

Artist and activist Kenyatta Emmanuel Hughes has shared his music from Sing Sing to Carnegie Hall …

Tommy Safian

Tommy Safian

As founder of Opportunity Justice, Tommy conceived of and is leading the Spatial Justice Project …

DA Eric Gonzalez

DA Eric Gonzalez

Eric Gonzalez made history in November 2017 when he became the first Latino District Attorney elected in New York State …

Rev. Yolanda Peterkin

Rev. Yolanda Peterkin

Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin has been working to serve people with criminal justice histories for over a decade …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.