A Time for Renewal: Exploring Racial Reparations in New Jersey

Tuesday, June 15 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [EDT]

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Tuesday, June 15 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [EDT]

This Community Conversation is part of NASW-NJ's Race, Responsibility & Reconciliation series.

As the United States continues to experience a long overdue reckoning around race, so does New Jersey, where we shamefully have some of the worst racial disparities in the nation. One glaring example is our state’s racial wealth gap – among the highest in the nation – where Black families hold just a few cents at the median compared to white families. The median Black New Jersey household has a net worth of just $6,100 compared to $352,000 for the typical white family in our state. 

NASW-NJ is joined by Ryan Haygood, President & CEO of the NJ Institute for Social Justice, for this Community Conversation that discusses legislation that would create a Reparations Task Force in New Jersey, what reparation means, and the form reparations could take in NJ. New Jersey was the first state in the nation to introduce legislation that would institute a task force to examine reparations, and could be the second state (following California) to enact such a law.  

This is an informational webinar only. CEUs will not be provided. This webinar will be recorded and posted publicly on our YouTube after the event.




For more information, please contact Jeff Feldman at jfeldman.naswnj@socialworkers.org

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Ryan P. Haygood, Esq.
President & CEO, NJ Institute for Social Justice

About Ryan P. Haygood, Esq.

President & CEO, NJ Institute for Social Justice