The Africana Institute of Essex County College (ECC), the Anti-Racist Alliance of Northern NJ and the Undoing Racism Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair (UUCM) will be hosting a Gubernatorial Town Hall on Racial Justice. The 2017 candidates for Governor of New Jersey have been invited to discuss how they plan to address racial disparities in the state at a Gubernatorial Town Hall.
Confirmed to attend are Gina Genovese, Seth Kaper-Dale, Matthew Riccardi, and Peter Rohrman. Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy have been invited, but have not confirmed as of this date. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates. Dr. Akil Kokayi Khalfani, Director of the Africana Institute of Essex County College and Dr. Janice Johnson-Dias, President of GrassROOTS, will serve as co-moderators.
The Town Hall will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Essex County College, Smith Hall, Newark. The doors open at 3:30 pm, and the program will run from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Also co-sponsoring the event are the following organizations: ACLU- NJ; People’s Organization for Progress (POP); NAACP-State of NJ and Newark & Metuchen Chapters; Anti-Racist Alliance of Morris County; Families for Equity; Islamic Society of Basking Ridge; NJCU Undoing Racism Committee; Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey; West Orange Human Relations Commission; Women of Color, Essex County N.O.W.; Nelson Mandela Coalition of NJ; Diaspora Pan African Action Committee; West Orange African Scholar Association, Seton Hall University.
This is a free event with free parking at Lot D of ECC, 33-55 West Market Street, Newark,NJ 07103. If lot is full, please park on the street.