Empowering Women And Children Impacted By The Criminal Justice System
Dear New Hour Friend,

This week we had a lovely visit from New Hour member Deanna who came to say hello and pick up a #ProjectDignity bag! We are currently raising money and collecting supplies to continue providing this support for women in reentry.

Can you donate $25 on newhourli.org/donate or purchase items on our wishlist so we can put together a bag of personal care items for a woman coming home?

We've also got some exciting events coming up and invite you to join us!

  • Saturday, July 17th at 12pm we will celebrate the HALT solitary confinement act being enacted into law. Join us in Central Park at 110th & 5th Ave. Entrance - near the 2/3 subway stop, and RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, July 27th at 1pm we will be holding our next Empowerment Series Meeting at our office, where we will talk about reproductive healthcare for women affected by incarceration. Call our office to RSVP.

  • Support the HALT Solitary Confinement Campaign by calling Speaker Johnson and posting on social media to demand a true end to the use of solitary, using this guide.


The New Hour Team
(Amanda, Anitria, Danielle, Daphne, Jess, Kelsey, Lindsay, Pam, Serena, & Shoshana)
Member Spotlight
New Hour member and EMERGE graduate Lisha recently participated in a Truth Heard interview about her reentry journey. When asked what advice she has for other women coming home, here's what she shared:

"It's time to be selfish for the right reasons. I've never been happier than when I put myself first. Because only then am I able to take care of people who depend on me. Never get comfortable, get acclimated, and expand your mind to improve upon the life you deserve when you come home."
HALT Solitary Confinement Needs Your Support!
The NYC Mayor and Board of Corrections have broken their promise. Solitary confinement is still happening, just under another name. Join us in demanding a true end to solitary by signing on, calling Speaker Johnson using this script, and posting on social media using this guide.
Congrats to our Board President, Vanessa!
Shoutout to our Board President Vanessa Pino Lockel, who was an honoree at the Latin Impact Awards! We are so proud to have her on our team!