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Promise of Juneteenth: NJ Reparations Council Year One

Juneteenth inspired artwork of water colored fist and silhouettes of multi skin toned African American faces.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Price: Free

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
(Chase Room)

1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07012

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Event Description

Discover how NJ is confronting its past to shape a more equitable future.

This landmark event, moderated by Jelani Cobb, highlights the NJ Reparations Council's progress since its inception on Juneteenth last year.

Learn from panels featuring the Council's co-chairs and members, plus experts who are actively redefining reparative justice.

Dive into the Council's strategies aimed at dismantling systemic inequalities and their roots in NJ's history as a so-called "slave state of the North."

Understand the connection between historical injustices and current disparities in wealth, health, education, and incarceration in NJ.

Meet Taja Nia Henderson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who lead the Council's ambitious agenda to propose reforms and policies that pave the way to justice and equality for Black residents in NJ.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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