The University Career Services is hosting for students interested in careers in social justice:
- The Center for Court Innovation will be doing a virtual info session on Monday at 2 pm
- GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) will be doing a virtual info session on Tuesday at 12 pm.
The Center for Court Innovation
Monday, November 8
Common Hour: 1:50 pm to 3:15 pm
Upon registration, you will receive an email with the WebEx link included. Please log onto the event 5 to 10 minutes before as WebEx may require you to register
Join us for a conversation about justice reform, the Center for Court Innovation, and careers in social justice.
About the Speaker:
Jennifer Medina is the Senior Program Manager of the Supervised Release Program at The Center for Court Innovation. In this role, she oversees program operations across its borough-based sites in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island, coordinates with leadership on memorializing best practices, and communicates with justice system stakeholders. Prior to joining the Center, she was with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Vera Institute of Justice.
About the Center for Court Innovation as taken from its website: https://www.courtinnovation.org
Originally founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world.
The Center conceives, plans, and operates programs that seek to test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and achieve system change. Our projects include community-based violence prevention projects, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based programs that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Some of our projects are big, serving thousands of people each year. And some are small, working intensively with a few dozen people at a time. No matter the size or the topic, our approach is always the same: thoughtful planning, an emphasis on creativity, and the rigorous use of data to document results. Our efforts have produced tangible results like safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.
GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis)
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Upon registration, you will receive an email with the WebEx link included. Please log onto the event 5 to 10 minutes before as WebEx may require you to register.
Join us as we learn more about the GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and how it advocates for social justice and change.
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. GHCH is working to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
GHMC services approximately 10,000 people each year living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Manhattan and the five boroughs of New York City. Over 60 percent of their clients are people of color, nearly 75 percent identify as LGBTQ+, and over 80 percent are people living at or below the Federal Poverty Line.
GHMC provides HIV and STI testing, food and nutrition programs, housing support, workforce development, legal assistance, advocacy for benefits and health insurance, mental health and emotional support, substance use counseling, and more
SPEAKER: Krishna Stone
Director – Community Relations
Krishna Stone is the Director of Community Relations in the Communications Department at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). She originally connected with GMHC in 1986 as a walker in the first annual AIDS Walk New York and then started volunteering at GMHC. In 1993, she became a staff person at GMHC. She works to organize community events such as rallies, candlelight vigils, non-denominational gatherings, press conferences, local/state/national conferences, dance party/fundraisers, panel discussions, trainings, and site visits for people all over the world. She coordinates interviews for media outlets, helps with social media promotion and developing public service campaigns and promotional materials. Krishna is also an ordained non-denominational minister.
For the past 21 years, she has been a volunteer announcer along the route of the annual NYC LGBT Pride March. She continues to volunteer with other community-based organizations as well. In 2014, she received an award from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “her outstanding dedication to combatting the spread of HIV.”
In 2017, Krishna was one of the four Grand Marshals for the NYC LGBT Pride March and received a proclamation from the former governor’s office, “in honor of her dedicated service and continuing contributions to our great State.” In 2019, she was awarded the Sam Ciccone Community Service Award by the Gay Officers Action League New York. She was also profiled in Victoria Noe’s book, “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”
In 2020, she received the Gay City News Impact Award for her commitment and service for the LGBTQ+ community. She is the proud mother of her 26-year-old daughter, Parade.