Justice Without Barriers Week 2020

Queens Public Library’s Correctional Outreach, Hip-Hop Programs, Youth Justice Court, and the Queensbridge Tech Lab present Justice Without Barriers Week!

Under the It’s Time for Kind umbrella, our special guests will share their stories and other acts of kindness. These programs and resources are aimed at the formerly incarcerated, their families, and anyone who is interested in supporting and advocating for them.

Our events will include a storytime, job and technology training, a unique DJ set by QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels, and more.

Join QPL on all our virtual platforms from Monday, December 7 to Saturday, December 12.

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Justice Without Barriers Week: Schedule of Events

Justice Without Barriers Storytime: I Know My Rights: Bill of Rights
Monday, Dec. 7, 6:00pm
Facebook Live

Join us for the kickoff event of Justice Without Barriers Week, a storytime with author Mysonne Linen. He will read his book I Know My Rights: Bill of Rights, which informs readers about the rights that they are guaranteed under the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. QPL President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott will introduce the event, and a young adult will talk with Mysonne about his book. Watch live on our Facebook page.


Justice Without Barriers: Live Talk from Queens: Reentry Edition featuring Lance Feurtado
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6:00pm
Facebook Live

Join QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels as he interviews special guest Lance Feurtado. Lance is the founder of the nonprofit King of Kings Foundation and heavily involved in the Queens community. He will also speak on his own experience navigating reentry and give advice to viewers that may be going through similar situations. Watch live on our Facebook page.


Justice Without Barriers: Job Search for the Formerly Incarcerated
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2:00pm

Whether you’ve been recently incarcerated, justice-involved, or are currently on parole or probation, there is a job out there for you! Join us for a workshop on WebEx that will provide resources for your job search.
Join Here: https://queenslib.org/2HyK4Vq
Password: QPLJBA


Justice Without Barriers: Boss Moves: How to Start a Business
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6:00pm
Facebook Live

Whether you are looking for additional income or are trying to overcome barriers to reentry, you can start a business. Join QPL's Entrepreneurship Counselor Candid Mack as we provide attendees with the essential tools for starting their own business. You'll learn how to develop your idea, register your business, identify your ideal customers, utilize social media, and much more! Watch live on our Facebook page.


Justice Without Barriers: Boss Moves: Build Graphics for Your Brand
Friday, Dec. 11, 1:30pm

Learn how to use Canva, one of the leading browser-based design platforms. Canva makes it easy to create simple graphics for social media and businesses. Using Canva is free and helps many entrepreneurs jumpstart their brand through consistent and contemporary visual identity.
Join us for this workshop on WebEx at https://queenslib.org/3lYWPHI
Password: QPLJBA


Justice Without Barriers: What Justice Means to Me
Friday, Dec. 11, 6:00pm
Facebook Live

The Youth Justice Courts from the Queens Public Library for Teens, Central Library Teen Space, Cambria Heights Library, and Laurelton Library, along with the Queens Defenders, invite you to an evening focused on how young adults view youth justice. You will be introduced to the Queens Public Library Youth Justice Court program, hear from guest speakers, and also hear directly from the teens currently enrolled in the program. Watch live on our Facebook page.


Justice Without Barriers: Music for Social Justice with Ralph McDaniels
Saturday, Dec. 12, 1:00pm
Instagram Live

Tune in live on our Instagram page as QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels plays music for social justice. Special guests may join us! Watch live on our Instagram page.