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

Our staff and members have been hard at work over the past few weeks and participated in actions all weekend long with our members. Our new website launched last week, check it out here.

As we prepare to host our annual Back to School Event we're in need of school supply donations for our backpack giveaway. Will you donate a few items from our wishlist to support children with an incarcerated loved one?

Here's some other ways to get involved with us:

  • Joins us on Tuesday, July 27th at 1pm for our monthly Empowerment Series Meeting, where we will talk about reproductive healthcare for women impacted by incarceration and will have Clover Perez from A Beautiful HEART joining us! Flyer here.

  • We are now accepting applications for our Fall EMERGE leadership and advocacy training program for justice-impacted women! Apply today and spread the word using this flyer. Stipend offered, transportation and refreshments provided.

  • The Advocacy Institute is looking for feedback. If you have worked with them, participate in a 10-15 minute survey here by Monday, July 26 to enter a drawing for a $25 VISA gift card.


The New Hour Team
(Amanda, Anitria, Danielle, Daphne, Jess, Kelsey, Lindsay, Pam, Serena, & Shoshana)
Advocating for Justice-Impacted Children
Last week, our social worker Amanda participated in an interview where she shared her story about how the incarceration of a parent impacted her life. We recognize incarceration affects the whole family. We prioritize extending our services to children who are equally impacted by the justice-system due to a parent's incarceration.
What We've Been Up To
This weekend we got to be a part of two great events! On Saturday, we joined in NYC for a #HALTsolitary celebration. On Sunday, we participated in WITNESS to Mass Incarceration's Suitcase Sunday event, where we tabled with other organizations to support formerly-incarcerated people. Here's the Channel 11 piece highlighting the event.
Save These Dates in August!
On Friday, August 6th at 5pm, LISJAN will meet in-person for our Summer Retreat Meeting. We will re-connect and strategize about social justice. Refreshments will be provided!
On Friday, August 27th at 3pm, we will host our annual Back to School backpack giveaway. Consider donating new school supplies to make this event a success!