Newark, NJ— The Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Foundations has awarded The Confined Arts a grant for the Claiming the Visual Narrative Public Arts Project. The purpose of the grant is to counter the racist narratives of the drug war through artistic collaboration in New Jersey. The Confined Arts, founded by Multimedia Visual Artist Pastor Isaac Scott of Columbia University, uses a unique methodology of strategic arts engagement to change popular perceptions, build relationships, and foster action towards collaborative community-based solutions.

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Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has named Columbia Law School's Center for Institutional and Social Change as the winner of its Racial Justice Award. The organisation, which is based in New York, will receive a £50,000 (US$70,000) donation and 500 hours of pro bono support over an 18 month period supporting its Paralegal Pathways Initiative, responding to the persistent racial injustice in the United States' criminal legal system.

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Read about what Columbia Law students and our own center is doing for pro bono efforts in the wake of COVID-19. To access the full article, click here.

Broadway World's coverage on the collaboration between The 24 Hour Plays, The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, The Confined Arts, RAPP, Zealous and The Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. 

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The official press release for the Leading With Conviction in the Era of Trump event can be found online.

Center Director Susan Sturm was interviewed with JLUSA leader Glenn Martin on ABC's Here and Now.  They discussed the Leading With Conviction report and their findings.

CISC Director Susan Sturm released an independent report on diversity of the Yale Law Journal, including challenges concerning gender, race, and class.