Please join us at these upcoming events for Black History Month 2018:

FEBRUARY 6 at the Jersey City Public Library-Greenville: Join us for a discussion with New Jersey resident Jason Bost, author of “White Nigger: The Struggles and Triumphs Growing Up Bi-Racial in America.” Bost chronicles his journey from high school dropout to law school graduate, eventually becoming a college professor and a lawyer. “White Nigger: The Struggles and Triumphs Growing Up Bi-Racial in America” is the critically acclaimed autobiography that does not shy away from the difficult issues of race, culture and poverty in America. Please click here for more information.

FEBRUARY 10 at the Newark Public Library: Demelza Baer, Institute Senior Counsel and Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative, will speak at the Black Lives Matter-Newark 2018 panel discussion, alongside Lori Scott-Pickens, Director of Community Outreach at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark; Robert L. Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; and Fatimah Loren Muhammad, Director Trauma Advocacy Initiative at Equal Justice USA. Please click here for more information. 

FEBRUARY 13 at the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County: Join us for a night of reflection on the legacy and future of the Bordentown School, New Jersey’s “Tuskegee of the North.” Institute Associate Counsel Andrea McChristian will preview her forthcoming report on transforming New Jersey’s girls’ youth prison—which now sits on the Bordentown School’s former grounds—back into a school that can once again serve as a source of uplift for New Jersey’s Black youth. The program will be followed by a tour of the museum. Please click here for more information. 

FEBRUARY 20 at the State House: Join us at the State House Annex in Goldfinch Square in Trenton from 12:00 to 1:30 PM for the Youth Justice New Jersey Art Exhibition and Video launch, featuring artwork created by justice-involved youth. This event is hosted by Senator Ron Rice and was produced in collaboration with coLAB Arts. Please click here for more information.