Past Events

*CANCELED* Bay Area Mail Night

Urban Strategies Council 1720 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Oakland

**UPDATE: We have decided to cancel this event in response to the COVID-19** Come out to our March Mail Night in the Bay Area, happening March 18th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Initiate Justice Mail Nights are every THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month! At these events, we help respond to mail from our 24,000+ members...

Initiate Justice *Online* April Member Meeting

Social distancing doesn’t have to stop us getting the work done! Join us for our April Member Meeting online via Zoom, same time as usual - First Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be convening with our Outside Members in the Bay and LA Areas, as well as anyone new who would like...

Webinar Wednesday: Changing the Narrative

Join us WEDNESDAY APRIL 8th from 6:30 -8:30 PM for our first round of Webinar Wednesdays!! This is the beginning of our webinar series where we will educate you all on different topics related to our abolitionist work! Webinars will be hosted via ZOOM. Zoom is a free & easy-to-download app that you can access on...

Webinar: ADVOCACY 101

Join us WEDNESDAY APRIL 15Th from 6:30 -8:30 PM for our  Webinar Wednesdays!! This webinar series is intended to educate you all on different topics related to our abolitionist work! Webinars will be hosted weekly via ZOOM. Zoom is a free & easy-to-download app that you can access on a cellular device or computer. Once you...

Grassroots Fundraising Training

Join us THURSDAY April 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for our first Grassroots Fundraising Training! Hosted by our Fundraising Committee, this training will teach you how to raise funds in your own community! Many people have engaged in grassroots fundraising already without even knowing it. For example, if you have ever been a part of  a...

Webinar Wednesday: Ending Extreme Sentencing

Join us April 22, 2020 for another #WebinarWednesday where we will be discussing Ending Extreme Sentencing! This week we will be meeting with Adnan Khan, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Re:Store Justice. While incarcerated he Co-Founded the organization Re:Store Justice and worked on the felony murder rule legislation, Senate Bill 1437. The bill passed...

Webinar Wednesday: Prison Abolition

Join us on April 29, 2020 for another #WebinarWednesday where we will be discussing Prison Abolition! This week, our special guest, Patrisse Cullors, will help us breakdown what Prison Abolition means and why it is at the core of the work we do. Patrisse is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network and the founder...

Initiate Justice *Online* May Member Meeting

Social distancing doesn’t have to stop us getting the work done! Join us for our May Member Meeting online via Zoom, same time as usual – FIRST Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be convening with our Outside Members in the Bay and LA Areas, as well as anyone new who would like to...

Webinar Wednesday: Legal Advocacy

This week, we are continuing our Webinar Wednesday series with a webinar on Legal Advocacy! Caitlin Henry will be guiding us in a conversation about what legal advocacy looks like and how it could be best practiced. Caitlin is an attorney and professor specializing in working with people inside and their supporters outside. She is...

Webinar Wednesday: Programming & Credits During COVID-19

What's going on with programming? Can your loved one still receive RAC credits during COVID-19? Join us for another Webinar Wednesday on May 20th to hear about how Programming & Credits are being impacted by COVID-19. This week, our guest speakers are James King from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Ayla Benjamin...