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.

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 03:00 PM

    Community Policing Survey Event

    The Institute, on behalf of the Independent Monitor of the Newark Department of Public Safety's Police Division, invites Newark residents to complete a community survey on public safety and policing.  This community feedback is critical to the roll-out of important reforms to the Police Division.



  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    La Case de Don Pedro in Newark, NJ

    Meet the Independent Monitor

    Are you interested in learning more about reforms to the Newark Police Division? You are invited to a conversation with the Independent Monitor of the Newark Police Division, Peter Harvey, to discuss the First Year Monitoring Plan for the Newark police and the first quarterly report of the monitoring team.



  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 02:00 PM

    Protecting the Fair Housing Rights of People with Criminal Records 

    Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, Communications Director for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will participate in this webinar on protecting the housing rights of people with criminal records. She will be joined by Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Staff Attorney with Housing Justice; Sargent Shriver of the National Center on Poverty Law; Melissa Bennett and Cephas Ward of the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development; and Irma Gorham, Executive Director of the Paterson Housing Authority

    Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. Earlier in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued groundbreaking guidance stating that admission denials, evictions, and other adverse housing decisions based on a person’s criminal record may constitute racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. HUD’s actions have made housing an important part of the national conversation on criminal justice reform.

    To register for the webinar, please click here.




  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Princeton University in Princeton , NJ

    Ryan P. Haygood Presents on "Justice"

    Ryan P. Haygood, President and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will present a lecture on "Justice,"  as part of the Claire R. Jacobus Lecture Series of the Princeton Adult School.

    The lecture will be held on the Princeton University campus in Maeder Hall, located at the corner of Prospect Street and Olden Street, one block off of Nassau Street. 

    Space is limited so please RSVP to Institute Communications Director Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg at ewgreenberg [at] njisj [dot] org if you wish to attend.

  • Monday, May 01, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    A Conversation on Social Justice with New Jersey's Gubernatorial Candidates

    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, at the NJPAC Box Office, or by calling 1.888.MY.NJPAC.