Past Events

Webinar Wednesday: Parole Process

Join us on June 17th for another round of our Webinar Wednesdays, where we bring you educational conversations led by impacted people or people working within the movement for abolition.   This week we will be focusing on the Parole Process! We'll be giving y'all an inside look at CDCR's parole process, a guide on how-to...

Father’s Day Reflection

This Father's Day, Sunday, June 21st, we are holding space for folks who might have a difficult relationship with this day. Whether you are in a tough spot with your dad, your father is incarcerated, or you are a dad who has incarcerated children, please come share space with us and process with others what...

Initiate Justice *ONLINE* – July Member Meeting

ALL MEMBERS and NEW FRIENDS are invited to our July Member Meeting!  Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of the month, July 1st, to hear what we've been up to and where we're going! Don't forget! In order to become an official member of Initiate Justice, you must attend *three* member meetings and join *one*...

Formerly Incarcerated Peoples’ Healing Circle

The Healing Committee invites all Formerly Incarcerated People to a Healing Circle. This is the beginning of a monthly event where we will be holding space for those directly impacted by mass incarceration to share and express their experiences. This week's topic is on "Mending Relationships", facilitated by IJ Organizers Ms.Betty and Graham. This event will be...

People with Incarcerated Loved Ones’ Healing Circle

Mass incarceration impacts more than just those who are imprisoned. Families and people with incarcerated loved ones bear the weight of the carceral system too.   On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, the Healing Committee invites all people with incarcerated loved ones to a Healing Circle.   This is the beginning...

Initiate Justice – *Online* August Member Meeting

Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of the month, August 5th, 2020, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM,  at our monthly member meeting! We invite all members, new and old, to see what we've been up to and where we're going in the month of August. If you've heard about us before but never joined an...

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: The Movement for Voting Rights Restoration

Join us on August 13, 2020, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM PST, for a panel discussion hosted by The Brennan Center for Justice. Our Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taina Vargas-Edmond will be speaking on the movement to restore voting rights in California. In this virtual event, the Brennan Center brings together advocates from California, Florida,...

September *Online* Member Meeting

Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of each month (this month September 2nd, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM) for our monthly member meeting! We invite all members, new and old, to see what we’ve been up to and where we’re going this month. If you’ve heard about us before but never joined an event,...

October *Online* Member Meeting

Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of each month (this month, October 7th, 2020, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM) for our monthly member meeting! We invite all members, new and old, to see what we’ve been up to and where we’re going this month. This meeting will feature Eunisses talking about Reimagine LA's Yes...

Virtual Ballot Party

16578|https://www.initiatejustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/BALLOT-PARTY-TWITTER.gif|full Join Initiate Justice for a virtual ballot party next Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We'll be going over how to complete your ballot as well as review some of the propositions that are being decided on this year! NO experience required! Bring your ballot and your dinner and join us...