Jun 16, 2020
7:00 PM (GMT-5)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
What made 73% of Newark’s registered voters turn out in 1970 to elect the first Black Mayor and how do those lessons translate to the quest for power today? How do we attract youth in the quest for power through the vote as well as through protest?
Join us for a thought-provoking and engaging discussion, presented by RiseUpNewark.com, the City of Newark, and NJPAC, about these questions and others in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mayor Kenneth Gibson’s election.
Panelists include CEPR Senior Research Fellow Junius Williams, Newark Historian, Elise Boddie, Professor at Rutgers Law School, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, among others.