On May 1, 2017, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the NAACP New Jersey State Conference presented, “A Conversation on Social Justice with New Jersey’s Gubernatorial Candidates,” moderated by Elise Boddie, institute board member and Rutgers University professor of law, and Michael Hill, award-winning NJTV News correspondent. The forum featured gubernatorial candidates from the Democratic, Republican and Green parties: Bill Brennan (D), Jim Johnson (D), Raymond Lesniak (D), Seth Kaper-Dale (D), Phil Murphy (D), Steven Rogers (R), Hirsh Singh (R), John Wisniewski (D) and Mark Zinna (D).