TEDxCUNY Chapter at
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Campus Contact: Kelly Kondroski - kkondroski@aol.com

About Our Campus

The breadth of our community motivates us to question our assumptions, to consider multiple perspectives, to think critically, and to develop the humility that comes with global understanding. We educate fierce advocates for justice.
— John Jay Mission, 2015

Educating for Justice

There is no college anywhere in the U.S. or the world quite like John Jay. Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – a senior college of The City University of New York – has evolved into the preeminent international leader in educating for justice in its many dimensions. The College offers a rich liberal arts and professional curriculum that prepares students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens.  

Set in the heart of New York City, John Jay occupies a newly expanded, state-of-the-art campus that provides a wealth of opportunities to cultivate student interests, leadership, civic engagement and cultural diversity.  Laboratories and research facilities for forensic science, forensic psychology, emergency management and other disciplines add new and exciting enhancements to the overall educational experience.

Over the past 50 years, the College has added a wide range of innovative and interdisciplinary liberal arts majors and professions, but the core mission of “educating for justice” remains inviolate and unchanged. Our students learn to challenge the status quo, cultivate their passion for solving social problems and become positive agents of change. Our alumni have long held leadership roles in public-sector agencies and private companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Now and always, we educate fierce advocates for justice.


  • Kelly Kondroski, Primary Campus Liaison



Justice Talks

Thursday - April 30, 2015
Blackbox Theater
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Event Information

We each have a story. With each story comes a powerful journey and valuable lesson that transforms the way we see the world around us. Our John Jay community has endless stories, as each student and professor has struggled with the injustices that flash across our TV screens and make countless headlines. But what makes each story unique, is the incredible process of grounding a solution to each problem that we face. Each journey makes us the fierce advocates that we are and the champions of justice that we aspire to be. Yet, without a platform to share our stories, injustices will forever hinder today’s youth from prevailing in life. We are committed to changing that.

This event will feature TED talks and performances that unite activists as they share real solutions taking place in our communities. We amplify these solutions through performance, art, and creative expression.

Join us as we examine topics of prisoner re-entry, the effects of mass incarceration on various populations, the redefinition of race, law, and civil rights in the 21st century through a feminist perspective, poetic justice, LGBTQ and sex worker rights, and alternatives to mass incarceration and social injustices.


Gloria J. Browne-Marshall (Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College)

Professor Greg Donaldson (Associate Professor in the Communications and Theater Arts Department at John Jay College)

President Jeremy Travis (President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York)

Kate D'Adamo (National Policy Advocate at the Sex Workers Project)

Professor Kimora (Professor at John Jay; #1 Criminal Justice Professor in the U.S.; Ranked 2nd Best Professor in the U.S. by Princeton Review)


Crystal Leigh Endsley (Ph.D is Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

August Wilson’s “Jitney” Performed by John Jay Students

Debonair Steppers: John Jay Step Dance Team


  • Student Council at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Center for Career & Professional Development at John Jay
  • The John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Special Thanks To

We would like to thank to our sponsors’: John Jay’s Student Council, John Jay’s Honors Program, John Jay’s Center for Career & Professional Development, and our dedicated speakers and performers.

Special thanks goes to the President of John Jay College, President Jeremy Travis, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dean Scott F. Stoddart and, last, but certainly not least, our faculty advisor on this project, Professor Vernice Miller.