Reflections from our Spring Benefit

May 22, 2024 | Events and Learning Opportunities, News and Updates

On May 14th, Restorative Justice Initiative hosted it’s bi-annual Spring Benefit at Project Farmhouse. We were thrilled to honor the innovative and liberatory work of Charlene Allen and Edgar Villanueva.

We are grateful for the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible. The evening featured delicious food by Just Soul Catering, live music by Las Rubias del Norte, and in-kind donations from Tony’s Chocolonley and The New Press. Our gathering was a success and noted for its warm atmosphere, reunions of old friends, and new connections.

“The most positive, hopeful, life-affirming event I can remember being lucky enough to attend in a very long time. What a room full of warm, wonderful, dedicated people.”

“I love New York City so much, and this event reminded me why I love New York!”

Photography by Gerard H. Gaskin