- Dec 3, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
One of the most challenging states to live as a person of color is…. New Jersey?
You read that right. Our state may have a reputation for being diverse and progressive, but the reality is New Jersey is a vastly different state depending on the color of your skin. The U.S. problem with racism extends to our communities. Whether it is school segregation (6th most in the nation), the disparity of black to white adults incarcerated (highest in the U.S.) or the black to white infant mortality rate (3 to 1), structural inequality is pervasive in New Jersey. People of color must also contend with a huge wealth gap, a greater likelihood of facing police brutality and maternal health statistics equivalent to those of a third world country.
Many of us stood up earlier this year to say Black Lives Matter. Today we can fight for racial justice here in New Jersey.
Henal Patel and Laura Sullivan from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice will lead a discussion about economic justice, criminal justice reform and expanded access to democracy, as well as the achievable reforms that we can advocate for to move New Jersey forward.
Find out what you can do to be an ally and take action right now.
Event is free, but registration required. Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.