Beyond the Bars: Towards Freedom has been Rescheduled with New Dates

March 17, 2021

A note from The Beyond the Bars Organizing Team

Beyond the Bars was previously postponed in solidarity with the the Graduate Workers of Columbia Union strike to fight for a fair contract. The Union has reached a tentative agreement. Beyond the Bars: Towards Freedom has now been rescheduled and the new dates are the evenings of May 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th. If you are already registered for the conference, you do not need to re-register. If you are registered for any of the events, you will receive an email and link for all of the events throughout May.

You can learn more about the tentative agreement here:

You can learn more about the strike here:

You can donate to the union's solidarity fund here:

Conference Schedule

THURSDAY MAY 6th- Women Transcending: Building Collective Leadership (starts at 6:30pm)

Join us as we celebrate the collective leadership of Women Transcending featuring the Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute.  Performances by Impact Repertory Theatre and Meah Pace. Hosted by Fox Rich.

FRIDAY MAY 7th -  Celebrating Black Women's Leadership, Then & Now (starts at 6:30pm)

Join us for two conversations featuring Angela Davis, Barbara Ransby, Andrea James, LaTosha Brown, M Adams, Roberta Meyers Douglas, Fallon McClure, Fenika Miller and Tiffany Roberts. Performances by Meah Pace and Keva Mack.  Hosted by Nkechi Taifa.

THURSDAY MAY 13th - Towards Freedom: Uprooting Violence (starts at 7:30pm)

Join us for a discussion with Danielle Sered, Sonya Shah, Jose Saldana and Anthonine Pierre, remarks from Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and a performance from Aja Monet.

THURSDAY MAY 20th - Towards Freedom: Abolition in 2021 (starts at 7:30pm)

Join us for a discussion with Gina Dent, Dean Spade, Dawn Harrington and Ivan Calaff.

THURSDAY MAY 27th - Towards Freedom: Visions and Strategies for Community Safety  (starts at 7:30pm)

Join us for a discussion with Ash-Lee Henderson, Jonel Beauvais, Che Johnson-Long and Lex Steppling and a performance by the Peace Poets.


Register for Beyond the Bars here: