Young New Yorkers was honored to be hosted by the Australian Consulate-General in New York for Transformative Justice, an exhibition, talk, and panel on October 19. The evening included an exhibition of artworks created by Young New Yorkers graduates. YNY founder Rachel Barnard spoke about YNY's mission to provide a platform for participants in our arts diversion programs to advocate for themselves and for a transformed legal system.
Three YNY graduates—Daniel, Courtney, and Shawntiara—sat on a panel discussion focused on a more just New York, moderated by political strategist and VH1 correspondent Carri Twigg. Many thanks to our magnificent hosts at the Australian Consulate, to our criminal justice partners, and to the wonderful committee who brought the YNY community together.
Photos by Sina Basila