· Classmates Ham Fish, Jerome Harris, Rob Segwick, Therese Steiner joined JusticeAid Founder and CEO Steve Milliken and ROCKED OUT at the May 24th concert “Gotta Serve Somebody” benefitting the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center on Bob Dylan’s birthday. Six phenomenal female jazz and blues artists celebrated the music of Bob Dylan, a powerful illustration that art has the power to create positive world change. The night before, classmate Linda Corman attended a standing-room-only JusticeAid-hosted panel “Justice, Mental Health and Incarceration," moderated by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Winerip, and including several people involved in the Close Rikers movement. The panel, focussing on barriers to justice for people with mental illness, was live-streamed on Facebook Live— a ClassACT and JusticeAid first! First event: New Orleans, concert at the House of Blues. We were able to coordinate with The Roots of Music. Approx. 15 classmates attended.
· Second event: Washington DC, Spring 2016. Approx. 15-20 classmates attended, and we held a ClassACT Weekend around the event.
· May 2017, we will have an informal relationship with a concert and lectures they will be doing in NYC.
· Through our work with them, Therese Steiner became a board member and has advised them on uses of social media.