Continuing Conversations: Beyond the Hashtag: Making Black Lives Matter in New Jersey, August 2, 2021

On Monday, August 2 at 7 pm, in a program titled “Beyond the Hashtag: Making Black Lives Matter in New Jersey,” Brooke Lewis of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice discusses policing and public safety advocacy.  The discussion, part of the Institute’s larger Racial Justice Action Agenda, includes the history of police reform in Newark from the Newark Rebellion to the current federal consent decree; current statewide legislative and policy campaigns to promote police accountability and transparency; and developing community-based public safety models.

Brooke Lewis is associate counsel for criminal justice reform at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Serving on the Independent Monitoring Team overseeing reforms to the Newark Police Division (NPD), she provides assistance to the NPD in the areas of community-oriented and bias-free policing. Beyond her work on the Independent Monitoring Team, Lewis advocates for community-driven policing and public safety reforms.

To register for the Zoom link, click here.

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