The Institute for Social Justice seeks to empower urban residents of color to realize and achieve their full potential. Hosting, participating and supporting community events brings us closer to achieving this mission. Below is a listing of upcoming events. For information on past events, please click here.
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the NAACP New Jersey State Conference present: A Conversation About Social Justice with New Jersey's Gubernatorial Candidates. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations must be made in advance at njpac.org/dosocialjustice, at the NJPAC Box Office, or by calling 1.888.MY.NJPAC.
Institute President and CEO Ryan P. Haygood will be presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award at the 18th annual Stand & Deliver Night of Eloquence. Admission is free and RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Mary Gamba 973-233-9890 by April 26, 2017.
Institute Policy Counsel Demelza Baer will be a speaking on the panel, Race & Privilege: Raising Consciousness to Address Racial Inequities.
Baer directs the Institute’s Economic Mobility Initiative. She previously worked as a Policy Counsel for the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she worked on racial justice, women’s rights, disability rights, human rights, and criminal justice reform through advocacy before the U.S. Congress and Administrative Agencies. Before working at the ACLU, Demelza served as an Assistant Counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, where she worked both on civil rights issues for the Subcommittee on the Constitution and on oversight for the full Committee.