September 2, 2016

Newark, New Jersey — The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice will host its 11th Annual Gala at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on June 7th 2016. This year marks Ryan P. Haygood’s first year as the Institute’s third President and CEO. “During this exhilarating and rewarding time, my vision for moving the Institute forward and deepening the impact of our work has taken shape. It is an honor for me and the Institute team to advance social justice in the way Amy and Alan Lowenstein envisioned when they founded this mighty organization nearly 20 years ago.”

Paulette Brown, the first Black woman to lead the American Bar Association, will receive our inaugural National Social Justice Award. This honor was established to recognize individuals who have powerfully advanced social justice on a national platform.