March 22, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, the Institute, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the NAACP New Jersey State Conference will present, 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 anchor and correspondent. The forum will feature gubernatorial candidates Jim Johnson, Seth Kaper-Dale, Raymond Lesniak, Phil Murphy, and John Wisniewski.

“Our cities hold real promise for addressing some of the greatest social and racial justice challenges of our time: income inequality, unequal access to education, a broken criminal justice system, voter suppression, and systems that deny dignity and human rights,”  said Ryan P. Haygood, Institute President and CEO. “Just one month ahead of the primary election, this forum will provide an important opportunity for the gubernatorial candidates to share how they will address these critical issues.”

Consistent with the host organizations’ missions, and positions as non-partisan advocacy organizations, the sponsoring organizations are working closely with the communities they serve to help make New Jersey a standard bearer for social and racial justice.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations must be made in advance at, at the NJPAC Box Office, or by calling 1.888.MY.NJPAC.

Members of the press who plan to attend should RSVP to Elizabeth.