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A Day For Justice: ‘The First Step’ Screening and Juneteenth Jazz Jubilee Benefit Concert for Music on The Inside June 17

By June 15, 2023No Comments

Join the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Music on The Inside, and the Social Justice Network on Saturday, June 17 for a day celebrating freedom, resilience, community, and the possibilities of good things to come!

The First Step Screening

Join us for a screening of The First Step, an important new documentary focusing on the passage of the landmark First Step Act. After the film we’ll hold a fireside chat on this criminal justice reform victory and the fight to come, including for Senate passage of the EQUAL Act.

In a divided America, progressive activist and political commentator Van Jones controversially works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes Van and a coalition of unlikely allies deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties, and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities.

NOTICE: A panel discussion planned for after the screening has been postponed. Please watch for updates announcing that future date. Tickets to this event will be honored on that date as well.

Screening: $20

Click here to purchase tickets to the 2:30pm The First Step screening

Light Dinner by The Fortune Society’s Catering Service

Join us for a catered light dinner prepared by The Fortune Society‘s new catering service staffed by many formerly incarcerated workers.

Dinner Tickets: $20

Dinner tickets can be purchased as an add-on to your film screening or concert tickets, or separately here.

Juneteenth Jazz Jubilee: Benefit Concert for Music on The Inside

This concert brings together formerly incarcerated musicians with top jazz artists for a rousing musical celebration of emancipation and the continuing fight for criminal and social justice in the United States. Funds raised go to Music on the Inside Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization that works with professional musicians to bring music education, mentorships, and hope to individuals impacted by incarceration.


Brianna Thomas • Ramona Dunlap • NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan • 6x Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill • 2x Grammy® nominee Alphonso Horne • Marion Cowings • The Oscar Feldman Ensemble • Don Braden and his Earth, Wind, and Wonder Quartet • DeWitt Fleming Jr. • Todd Neufeld • Many talented formerly incarcerated musicians and their MOTI mentors! Co-hosted by Stanley Richards, Deputy CEO of The Fortune Society.

IN-PERSON Tickets: $200/$100/$50/$35 • LIVESTREAM Tickets $15

VIP ticket includes admission to a post-concert reception with the artists and Music on The Inside!

Click here to purchase IN-PERSON tickets

Click here to purchase LIVESTREAM tickets

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