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News, Readings, etc. Week of July 6, 2020

1.Slave Ship in 3D Video View a reconstruction of the slave vessel L’Aurore (Voyage ID: 32359). 2.Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, & Speaker Coughlin Announce Support of Legislation to Change Outdated Term of ‘Freeholder’ to ‘Commissioner’ 3.Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey Team…

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Building an Anti-Racist State Budget, July 9, 2020

In this Facebook Live discussion, Bill Rodgers, Chief Economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; Adriana Abizadeh, NJPP Board Member and Executive Director of the Kensington Corridor Trust; and Amol Sinha, Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ will explore how…

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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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Swift and Direct Action Needed To Combat White Supremacy

Earlier this week, New Jersey Policy Perspective President Brandon McKoy outlined direct action that must be taken immediately to advance racial equity for New Jersey.  The steps include: Equitable state and local budgets that require the wealthy to pay their…

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Virtual Town Hall – Let’s Talk About It: Building Police-Community Trust Across New Jersey, June 3, 2020

From Bryn Whittle, Deputy Attorney General, Special Assistant to the Attorney General – Community Engagement: On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM, join Attorney General Grewal for a candid conversation on investigating officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, strengthening…

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