Prison Abolition

Prison Abolition


The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center is a hub of resources, education, community building, advocacy, and organizing, with the goal of building more resilient networks in our community. A grassroots organization committed to addressing the barriers that are created by racial, social and economic injustices, centering people of color and our allies by creating visibility and reclaiming power.

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Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Join Queers for Justice. The mission of Queers for Justice is to address the disparity of over policing, the criminal justice system and incarceration of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ identified people in the Hudson Valley. We advocate for incarcerated and systems impacted LGBTQ+ identified community members, fight for legislative change, connect community members to legal resources, and provide moral support and community connection to take action through education.

Hours:  Students can register for either 0.5 or 1.0 unit of credit. 0.5 unit = 40 hours over the semester with the organization + 30 hours of academic work 1.0 unit = 80 hours over the semester with the organization + 60 hours of academic work

Are you interested in getting involved with The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center?Visit here for your next steps.


Exodus Transitional Community

With a firm belief in human resilience, Exodus Transitional Community delivers innovative programming tailored to adults and youth affected by the justice system, and advocates for a society in which all can achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being.

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Opportunities for Engagement:

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 or 1.0 unit of credit. 0.5 unit = 40 hours over the semester with the organization + 30 hours of academic work 1.0 unit = 80 hours over the semester with the organization + 60 hours of academic work

Are you interested in getting involved with Exodus? Visit here for your next steps.


End the New Jim Crow Action Network (E.N.J.A.N., pronounced “engine”), is a diverse group of Hudson Valley residents working locally to end the era of mass incarceration. The New York Civil Liberties Union is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Learn more about the court system through court watch
  • Attend local court sessions to analyze the court proceedings, cases, etc.
  • Support the work of E.N.J.A.N. through event planning, community outreach, social media, communications, etc.

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Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 or 1.0 unit of credit. 0.5 unit = 40 hours over the semester with the organization + 30 hours of academic work 1.0 unit = 80 hours over the semester with the organization + 60 hours of academic work

Are you interested in getting involved with E.N.J.A.N.? Visit here for your next steps.


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