The Juneteenth March And Rally For Reparations, Justice & Democracy will be held Friday, June 17, 2022, 12:00 noon, starting at the Lincoln Statue, 12 Springfield Avenue, in Newark, New Jersey.
The statue is located at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and West Market Street. The march is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, People’s Organization For Progress (POP) and 51 other organizations.
The demonstration is being held to demand Reparations for African Americans for the centuries of enslavement of their ancestors. It is being held to demand passage of the Reparations task force bill A938/S386 by the New Jersey State Legislature. And it is being held to demand the passage by Congress of HR 40 and S40 which would establish a federal Reparations commission.
It is also being held to demand passage of the police review board with subpoena power bill A1515/S2295, same day voter registration bill A1966/S2295, and investment in our youth and closing of youth prisons.
Speakers at the event will include activists, elected officials, and representatives from labor, clergy, and the community. Among the speakers will be Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, Ryan P. Haygood, President & CEO, New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, and Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress.
Some of the organizational co-sponsors include New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, People’s Organization For Progress, Salvation and Social Justice, New Jersey Black Issues Convention, The Inclusion Project-Rutgers University Newark, Black Lives Matter – Paterson, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (NCAP), NAACP NJ State Conference, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, New Jersey Policy Perspective, ACLU of New Jersey, NAACP Newark, Fair Share Housing Center, United Black Agenda, City of Newark, New Jersey Working Families, Rutgers University Newark, Garden State Bar Association, and Our Revolution – New Jersey, NJ Citizen Action, and Urban League of Essex County.
For information contact Ryan P. Haygood, New Jersey Institute For Social Justice (973)624-9400 or Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress (973)801-0001.