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2024 Hayward Burns Contemplative Social Justice Retreat: The Revolution Starts Within

March 22 - March 24

For over 20 years, a small community of staff, students, faculty, and alumni have gathered at this annual retreat to sit with the weight of social justice lawyering. Taking a moment to pause and center yourself is vital for all of us, especially for those engaged in the study and practice of social justice law.

This year’s retreat takes place on March 22-24, 2024, and will be held at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York.

This year’s theme is: The Revolution Starts Within. We all benefit from honing our inner strength, to make sure our actions and communications are grounded in our highest alignment with Self. Space is limited this year so we are prioritizing direct CUNY Law folks, and we will let registrants know if we have additional space for including family members.

Alumni are fundraising to ensure that finances will not impede any student from attending. If you would like to donate, go to our GiveGab page.

Students register here, paying as you can $0-$100.

Faculty, staff, and alumni all register directly on the Blue Cliff Monastery website retreat registration page and select the specific CUNY Law Retreat. Cost is $140-$240.

If you have any questions, email Alizabeth Newman.


March 22
March 24
Event Category:


CUNY Contemplative Urban Law Project


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

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