What’s at Stake? Why Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue

Discuss the political landscape of marijuana legalization in New Jersey and how to ensure marijuana legalization is fair and equitable for communities of color in our state. This conversation, sponsored by the Lecture Committee of Bethany Baptist Church… Read More

Panel Discussion: Life Behind Bars for Women in NJ

A panel discussion with returning citizens, Nafeesah Goldsmith and Ivelisse Gilestra, and NJ prisons researcher and activist, Prof. Johanna Foster (Monmouth Univ.) on some of the persistent injustices facing women in the NJ prison system. Convenors: Reproductive Justice… Read More

Criminal Justice Reform: Community Dialogue

“Prisons Do Not Disappear Social Problems”…Ready to Talk? – There are 2.2 Million people in today’s prisons and jails. – 1 in 3 Black Men born before 2001 will be imprisoned. – New Jersey has the largest Black/White… Read More

Under-Resourced or Over-Policed? A conversation on alternatives to policing and incarceration to address public safety in communities affected by violence.

Thursday, October 26th  | 4 – 6 pm | Room 90  Part of our Justice, Activism, Belonging Series Pizza and soda will be provided. Since the protests in Ferguson, MO in 2014, elected officials across the country have committed to reforming… Read More

Film Screening: “Fit the Description”

Please join Hope Rises Up for an exciting Fit the Descriptionevent with the filmmakers on Wednesday, Novemeber 1st at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing. Fit the Description (FTD) is a series which explores and exposes uncommon narratives through film, as… Read More

150 Years Is Enough-Close Jamesburg and Hayes Youth Prisons

Join the Undoing Racism Committee and other anti-racist groups for a rally and march to show support during this month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration. We will rally to say: 150 YEARS IS ENOUGH!!! IT’S TIME TO CLOSE… Read More