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Press Conference on NJ Reparations Task Force Legislation, February 25, 2021

Click here to join the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:45 AM to urge passage of S322/A711, a bill to establish a Reparations Task Force in New Jersey.

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Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities Pilot Program Bill

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) is requesting organizations/congregations and/or individuals to support introduced State legislation that will move NJ towards a more compassionate and equitable youth justice system.According to the Institute, New Jersey has the highest Black…

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How Are You Celebrating Juneteenth?

June 19 marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told by Union soldiers that they had been emancipated.  Though the Emancipation Proclamation had established that on January 1, 1863, the information was withheld…

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Black community leaders: Make Black lives really matter in New Jersey

Ryan P. Haygood, president & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, responds to Governor Murphy’s statement that Black Lives Matter. He asks, “But Governor Murphy and the State Legislature, what does it mean for Black lives to…

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Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in NJ Coming to Trenton, January 16, 2020

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