Upcoming Events

Summer 2018 Fellowship Fundraiser:

June 4, 2018, at 7-10PM

at Davis Polk & Wardwell, 450 Lexington Ave, NY.

We have set a time and place for our fundraiser with the goal of raising $30,000 toward our fellowship program. The fundraiser will feature a public debate. Our first fellow, Camilla, has been leading our organization’s advocacy efforts (at the candidate forum and at our inaugural lobby day as well as other activities) and will be a guest of honor at the event. If you are interested in serving on the host committee or otherwise getting involved, please contact Josh for more details.

Petey Greene / RDP Debate: “What’s In a Name?”

April 25, 3:30pm-5pm.

Join us at NYU’s Kimmel Center Room 405/406, 60 Wash. Sq. So., New York, NY 10012, for a timely debate on political correctness and naming conventions in criminal justice. Contact Charlotte for more information.



Past Events

Samantha Bee Chairs our Second Public Debate: Following a successful public debate on Prisoner Enfranchisement in October, the Rikers Debate Project held another public debate as an opportunity for our students to showcase the debate skills they’ve developed. After an internal tournament in the class, the top two debaters were chosen to pair with two of our teachers and debate a new topic at the GRVC Visitors center.

First Public Debate: Our first public debate featured Rikers Debate Project Teachers Rocky Lotito and Alex Taubes partnering with inmate champions Juel Roundtree and Terrell Wigfall. The debate topic was “Should Prisoner’s Have the Right to Vote”

Winter Party: We threw a successful winter fundraiser at 10 degrees bar on December 16th. We secured dozens of donations to buy supplies and make other investments into our new class at the Rose M Singer Center.