REMINDER: It’s time to Say the Word tomorrow!

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Dear New Jersey Institute for Social Justice friend,

We’re writing to remind you to join us tomorrow

Thursday, December 2

11:00 AM

State House Annex

145 West State Street

Trenton, NJ

Mask and Social Distancing protocols will be followed

to Say the Word: Reparations!

New Jersey Faith Allies for a Reparations Task Force – a multi-faith, multi-race coalition – is hosting this rally and is a powerful part of our effort to urge New Jersey to establish a Reparations Task Force by passing S322/A711.

At the rally, we will tell legislators that now is the time to prioritize and pass this bill before this session ends.

The legislation will establish a Reparations Task Force of experts to study and hold a statewide conversation about New Jersey’s history of slavery and structural racism – and their connection to the state’s current racial disparities, some of the worst in America. From that process will emerge policy recommendations for repairing the harm in New Jersey, which, due to its history, has been called the “slave state of the North.”

While efforts sweep the country to shut down conversation in our schools about America’s history of slavery and structural racism – about the truth – it’s more important than ever that New Jersey step forward and demonstrate what it looks like when a state faces its past so it can repair its present and its future.

Join us in Trenton tomorrow and Say the Word: Reparations.

Thank you, as always, for standing with us.

Ryan P. Haygood

President & CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice