Columbia University - Heyman Center for the Humanities

New Books in Medical Humanities: Culture and Medicine: Critical Readings in the Health and Medical Humanities

From: 2023-02-07 6:15 PM
To: 2023-02-07 7:15 PM

The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and the Birth of Global Economic Governance

From: 2023-02-09 6:0 PM
To: 2023-02-09 7:0 PM

On Wonder: an Evening of Magic with Jeanette Andrews

From: 2023-02-08 6:0 PM
To: 2023-02-08 8:0 PM

Celebrating Recent Work by Muhsin Al-Musawi

From: 2023-02-06 6:15 PM
To: 2023-02-06 7:30 PM

Freedom in Transition

From: 2023-02-02 12:15 PM
To: 2023-02-02 2:0 PM

Utopia 7/13: "Concrete Utopianism” with Nadia Abu El-Haj, Kaiama Glover, Fred Moten, and Gary Wilder

From: 2023-02-01 6:15 PM
To: 2023-02-01 7:30 PM

Another Skin: Climate Adaptation and Accountability

From: 2023-01-31 4:15 PM
To: 2023-01-31 6:0 PM

Celebrating Recent Work by Isabel Huacuja Alonso

From: 2023-01-26 4:30 PM
To: 2023-01-26 6:0 PM

Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture: Mishuana Goeman

From: 2022-12-01 6:0 PM
To: 2022-12-01 8:0 PM

Celebrating Recent Work by Nadia Abu El-Haj

From: 2022-11-17 6:15 AM
To: 2022-11-17 7:30 PM

A History of Decarbonization

From: 2022-11-17 12:45 PM
To: 2022-11-17 2:15 PM

The Many Afterlives of Incarceration with John Gargano

From: 2022-11-16 6:10 PM
To: 2022-11-16 7:30 PM

Website as Archive for the Public Humanities

From: 2022-11-16 2:0 PM
To: 2022-11-16 4:0 PM

Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Heather Davis's Plastic Matter

From: 2022-11-15 6:0 PM
To: 2022-11-15 7:0 PM
The Many Afterlives Of Incarceration With John Gargano In #morningsideheights

The Many Afterlives of Incarceration with John Gargano

The Many Afterlives of Incarceration with John Gargano and Ivan Calaff

The New York Times calls John Gargano the “former drug dealer who charts a path for New York’s renewal.” This is a heavy bill, even for a person who has accomplished as much as John has. Going from a loving and quiet home in New Jersey to the circuitous career of hospitality-business/drug-dealing/incarceration/decarceration/hospitality-business and speaking openly about his trajectory, John Gargano has cleared many paths for returned citizens to contemplate, consider, and act upon.

This discussion with Ivan Calaff, a returned citizen himself who has pursued a different engagement, will lay out John’s trajectory and will consider the challenges, uphill battles, found opportunities, and hidden humanities that frame questions of post-incarceration. John Gargano is General Manager of Craft New York & Vallata.

About the Respondent

Ivan Calaff is a Research Analyst and the Reentry Coordinator at the Center for Justice. At Columbia, Ivan feels that he works alongside a phenomenal team of dedicated, inspirational, kind, and wonderfully brilliant educators and leaders who all understand, and have witnessed, the transformative power of education. Most recently Ivan participated in a celebration of poetry month at the Sing Sing Museum.

This event is part of our Justice Forum series, which provides opportunities for community discussion of arts and ideas on justice, equality, and mass incarceration.

Please email to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.



Nov 16 2022


6:10 pm - 7:30 pm


Columbia University - Casa Hispanica
612 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027


Columbia University - Heyman Center for the Humanities
(212) 854-8443

Morningside Channel