Events

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Chinese Menu Comedy is proud to hold its second benefit show for NATASHA’S JUSTICE PROJECT. Erin Jackson headlined a stellar line up last year in a show hosted by Emily Ruskowski and featured a performance by improv studs ShawnMikael(s). The turnout was great and we raised almost $5,000 dollars!! (Almost $10,000 with the matching grant they had!!)
This years event will be headlined by the amazingly handsome and funny Danny Rouhier!! It will also feature some hilarious performances from Jessica Brodkin and Pete Bergen. The event will be kicked off with a performance by our host group, AU in Motion.
Parking for this event can be had in the lot bordered by Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues. From there, representatives can direct you to the performance venue across the street.

Get ready to laugh for a great cause!!

The first 100 student (undergrad or graduate) tickets are only $10!! Act now! (Must present a student ID at check in)

All other tickets are $25.

Click here for tickets.

October 8th, 2013Logo Golf

2nd Annual Celebrity Drive for Justice Golf Outing at Pelham Country Club

Be sure to join us at this year’s Drive for Justice Golf Outing benefiting Natasha’s Justice Project. Last year’s event sold out early so be sure to register. Contact Karen@NatashasJusticeProject.org for details or download the registration form below:

Drive for Justice Celebrity Golf Outing

We hope to see you there! Drive for Justice Golf Outing Registration Table

June 2013

The Trauma Stewardship Institute presents: A Day of Transforming Trauma with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

NJP is happy to announce that we are partnering with the Trauma Stewardship Institute for their 2013 NYC gathering! The event will take place on June 5th at Baruch College and will feature a day of “raising awareness individually, organizationally, institutionally and systematically- on how to live and work sustainability.” This workshop will be hosted by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. Professionals who have attended these events in the past include sexual assault advocates, professors, lawyers, SANE nurses, law enforcement, etc.-anyone and everyone whose profession may take an eventual toll on their personal or professional lives. Find out more here!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) April 2013

Take Back the Night: Rally, March & Speak Out at University of Delaware – Thursday, April 25th

Natasha’s Justice Project is honored to be participating in a night dedicated to shattering the silence around sexual assault on the college campus. University of Delaware has invited Natasha to kick-off this fantastic event, which has been taking place worldwide for over 30 years.  Find more information here.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Conference – Friday April 26th, 2013

Natasha is honored to be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference hosted by the Victim’s Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS). On Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm there will be a film screening and discussion of The Invisible War. An all day conference will follow on Friday, April 26th, from 8:00 am til 2:30 pm, finishing with Natasha’s plenary address. The event will be held at Touro College in the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, NY.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the events listed, please e-mail Karen@NatashasJusticeProject.org for more information.

Ongoing:

Sex Crimes Unit On the Road

Natasha’s Justice Project is taking our mission on the road with screenings of Sex Crimes Unit, as well as speaking engagements featuring Natasha Alexenko and/or Lisa F. Jackson, the film’s producer.

If you are part of an organization that would like to screen the film or have Natasha speak at your event, please e-mail us and include your name, organization, location, and event dates.

Sex Crimes Unit is available for sale on DVD. If you purchase it from this link, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Natasha’s Justice Project.

Past Events:

Knights of Columbus Pasta Dinner – January 18, 2013

What a way to kick off the new year! Natasha and the NJP team had a fantastic night at the Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes of Mastic, New York. The evening consisted of a 50/50 raffle as well as auction items, and a demonstration from the Chocolate Martini Mamas all with proceeds benefitting NJP! A big thank you to all who contributed and attended and an even bigger thank you to Phyllis for those delicious meatballs!

California Association of Criminalists – November 6, 2012

In November, Dr. Steven Lee, Director of Forensic Science and Justice Studies at San Jose State University, invited Natasha to speak at the Fall 2012 California Association of Criminalists DNA Workshop hosted in San Jose, California.  It was a great opportunity to meet the hardworking criminalists who are just as dedicated to ending the backlog as the NJP Team!

Drive for Justice Golf Outing – October 9, 2012

On October 9th, NJP held it’s inaugural celebrity “Drive for Justice” golf outing at the Pelham Country Club in New York. Celebrity golfers included Jeremy Roenick, Jim McMahon and Ken Daneko. A cocktail reception and dinner honoring Mrs. Patricia Lanza and the Lanza family followed, along with silent and live auctions with all proceeds benefiting NJP. It was a truly fantastic evening with great company and friends! We are looking forward to hosting our 2nd Annual “Drive for Justice” in California in the upcoming year!

University of Delaware – April 25, 2012

In April, Natasha took her college campus tour on the road and visited University of Delaware. Natasha was accompanied by Lisa M. Friel, former Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Both Natasha and Lisa presented to a lecture hall full of students, professors and community members, educating audience members on the backlog crisis and how New York City was able to tackle its backlog of nearly 17,000 kits. Natasha and Lisa held an informative Q&A following both presentations. NJP looks forward to returning to U of D early next year!

George Washington University: A Night of Comedy to Benefit Natasha’s Justice Project – April 16, 2012

Chinese Menu Comedy, in partnership with the sisters of Sigma Delta Tau, hosted a night of comedy to benefit Natasha’s Justice Project. Comedian Erin Jackson and the award-winning improv duo ShawnMikael(s) had us laughing through the night! Erin has appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show, Live At Gotham on Comedy Central, and was a featured performer on Last Comic Standing. Following the performance, Natasha’s showed a clip from the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit and had an engaging question and answer session with the students of George Washington University.

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Stony Brook University – March 21, 2012

Natasha was invited to Stony Brook University for a screening of Sex Crimes Unit and a Q&A follow-up. An audience full of students, staff and survivors gathered at Stony Brook University Hospital to learn Natasha’s story and how they may help in ending the nation’s rape kit backlog. We were also please to have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner speak to audience about the grueling process of collecting evidence for a rape kit. The event was a huge success and showcased the great relationship between NJP and Stony Brook University. The screening was sponsored by Stony Brook’s Graduate Program in Public Health, School of Social Welfare, School of Nursing, the Department of Preventive Medicine, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Organization of Public Health Students, Suffolk County VIBS and the Center for Prevention and Outreach.