The goal of Create Justice is to foster a creative community of young people and adults that imagine, create, and come together to initiate change in our social contract. This is a community that utilizes and expands the power of the arts as a core method to understanding and changing inequity. Create Justice is a gathering and supportive space for collective action to emerge. As founding partners, Carnegie Hall and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) commit to hold the space, reflect back, and confirm group wisdom and priorities, while offering support to an expanded cohort of diverse voices, organizations, and leaders.

As we transition from exploration and planning, and into collective action, our hope is that Create Justice will become a platform that affirms creativity as the cornerstone of liberation and wellbeing for all young people. Throughout 2018-19 Create Justice continues to move into action in three ways:
1. A Gathering where inspiration and art meet collective action.
2. Dedicated Action Groups in peer learning, policy, and research.
3. A Leadership Cohort, comprised of a diverse body of members that bring specific field
expertise to peer learning, policy and research.

Photo by Fadi Kheir

2017-18 FORUMS

Act 1
March 23–24, 2017
Carnegie Hall, New York City

Act II
September 25–26, 2017
Day 1: Camp Kilpatrick, Malibu
Day 2: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Hosted by Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

March 11–13, 2018
Carnegie Hall, New York City
Hosted by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

The final forum kicks off with a concert, A Time Like This: Music for Change, in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage that will feature young people from Weill Music Institute programs, performing music and art developed in justice settings as they share the stage with celebrated artists.