Past Events

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
06:30 PM

655 Broad St, Kiyo Hall, Newark, NJ 07102, United States Prudential Tower
Newark, NJ

The Institute at 20

Please join us for a conversation moderated by Elise Boddie with Institute leaders Ken Zimmerman, Cornell Brooks, and Ryan Haygood on the defining social justice struggles for New Jersey. Please RS...

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
06:00 PM

106 Sussex Ave, Newark, NJ 07103, United States The New Hope Baptist Church
Newark, NJ

Conversation With The Independent Monitor Of The Newark Police Division

Are you interested in learning about what changes are being made to the Newark Police?  

Thu, Mar 21, 2019
06:00 PM

60 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102, United States New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Newark, NJ

Newark Public Hearing on Police Use of Force

According to an analysis of five years of police use-of-force data from all over NJ, Black people were three times more likely to be punched, kicked, pepper sprayed, struck with a baton and attacke...

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
10:00 AM

60 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102, United States New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Newark, NJ

College Coalition Conference for Youth Justice Reform

Do you think New Jersey should invest in communities instead of youth prisons?Have a passion for advocacy?Want to learn the skills to create change in your community?Come out to the third annual Co...

Sat, Mar 30, 2019
08:00 PM

118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876, United States RVCC Nash Theatre
Branchburg, NJ

And Justice For All... An Evening Of Art & Conversation On Social Justice And Equality

Tickets: @ the RVCC Box Office 908.725.3420 (Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm) General Admission $12 / Students, Staff, Faculty & Seniors $8 FOR ADDITIONAL INFO: call the RVCC Visual & Performi...

Mon, Apr 29, 2019
07:00 PM

300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052, United States B'nai Shalom
West Orange, NJ

Impact of Economic and Racial Disparity on NJ's Criminal Justice System

This program’s thesis is that despite some progress, the operation of the criminal justice system in this country, and more specifically in New Jersey, remains deeply tainted by the impact of econo...

Sat, May 18, 2019
01:30 PM

403 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103, United States West Side High School
Newark, NJ

Lock Arms To Unlock Our Kids

The people have spoken unequivocally: Do not build a youth prison in Newark. Or anywhere else in New Jersey. We do not need more youth prisons. Join us to urge Governor Murphy to halt New Jersey’s ...

Thu, Jun 13, 2019
06:00 PM

1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102, United States New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ

14th Annual Gala

Please join us on June 13, 2019, for the Institute's 14th annual gala! Please click here for information on tickets and sponsorships.

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
02:00 PM


What Comes After Youth Prison Closure? A Community-Based System of Care based on Restorative and Transformative Practices

The 150 Years Is Enough Campaign, named to mark the year Jamesburg youth prison for boys opened in New Jersey, focuses on closing New Jersey’s youth prisons and reinvesting funds in community-based...

Tue, Nov 10, 2020
06:00 PM

Virtual Event

Gala 2020 RSVP

Join the Institute for our 15th Annual Gala – virtual, free and open to all! In his last book, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that “[w]e are confronted with the urgency of now. This may well be...

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 past events. For information on upcoming events, please click here.