Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2019? (9am-9pm)


Gallery35 Gallery Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (5:15PM-6:15 PM)


Arts Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (Noon-8 PM)


The Community Church of New York

40 E. 35th Street

New York, NY 10017

Register here.


Full Participation is a Human Right – Moving Beyond Punishment, a city-wide gathering that brings into focus the criminalization of race and its relationship to punishment; the extraordinary costs to individuals, families, and communities; and the need to elevate the human right to fully participate in the life of the community. 

Full Participation is a Human Right 2019 is the featured New York City event of 400 Years of Perseverance, ASALH’s year-long series commemorating the African American experience in the United States dating from their arrival in Jamestown, VA in 1619 to the present.  This event features discussions, performances and opportunities for engagement.

This year’s conference and arts festival explore the impact of enslavement on African Diaspora communities and their collective struggle for humanity, the evolving role of the punishment system, and the cultivation of art as healing and as an affirmation of the right to fully participate in the life of the community.