NYC Street Vendor Project Launches Scavenger Hunt

2021-11-22T21:05:27+00:00November 12th, 2021|News|

NBC NY

“It is very important for New Yorkers to know the hard work that goes behind everything we see out there on the streets,” said Mohamed Attia....To help generate awareness, the Street Vendor Project, an advocacy group that is a part of the Urban Justice Center, has created a street vendor scavenger hunt.”

The Jail Oversight Board That Failed to Sound the Alarm

2021-11-16T14:07:16+00:00November 9th, 2021|News|

NY Times

“Then, as conditions worsened in the summer, the board canceled its July meeting and, for lack of a quorum, could not reschedule it for August. When the board finally met in September, advocates’ frustration was evident. That was when Victoria Phillips, who works with the Urban Justice Center, pleaded for the board to do its work before there were any more deaths... "Yes, they did put out a statement,” said Jennifer Parish, the director of criminal justice advocacy at the Urban Justice Center. “But there’s so much more that could have been happening along the way.”

NYC Board of Correction Remains Hush Despite Anarchy at Rikers Jail Complex

2021-11-16T14:09:35+00:00November 8th, 2021|News|

The Jewish Voice

“As per the Times, there certainly appear to be violations at the jail—even personal hygiene rules and regulations about how long inmates can be in intake. “You’re the oversight!” said Dr. Victoria A. Phillips, who works with the Urban Justice Center. “Oversee this work. Make sure it happens. Please do it, before someone else dies.”

‘Rescind your deadly order’: Activists blast de Blasio for apparent returns to solitary confinement in NYC jails,

2021-11-16T13:56:10+00:00November 8th, 2021|News|

AM NY

“This latest controversy comes amidst the hellish conditions at Rikers Island that have left 14 incarcerated individuals dead this year. The Nov. 8 rally outside City Hall with a coalition of activist organizations including #HaltSolitary, the Freedom Agenda, and more took local government to task for the seeming lack of compassion.”

Meet DON’T WALK, the Largest Student-Run Fashion Show in the U.K.,

2021-11-16T13:52:48+00:00November 8th, 2021|News|

CR Fashion Book

"The two non-profits supported by the event are dedicated to community and social change...The Domestic Violence Project is a project from the Urban Justice Center to aid survivors in legal services, advocacy, and community education.”

Struggle of the undocumented finds expression at iconic New York museum

2021-11-16T14:02:08+00:00November 6th, 2021|News|

La Prensa Latina

“Undocumented Latinos in the Big Apple have taken their struggle to the city’s streets and squares, to the homes and offices of politicians and now, to one of New York’s most prestigious cultural institutions, the Museum of Modern Art...Some of the posters come from organizations that wage the struggle and have collaborated with the artist and MoMA PS 1 in creating the installation: the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition, Make the Road, New York Communities for Change and the Street Vendor Project.”