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75th Anniversary of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Law Against Discrimination “Stop the Hate” Series: An Anti-Bias Vision for the Next Generation - Youth Awards Ceremony
In 2019, more than half of known bias offenders in New Jersey were age 25 or younger. The recommendations in New Jersey’s Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias report focus on the future of New Jersey’s young people and outline how we can work towards a more equitable and just state. Task Force recommendations outline a bold vision to guide New Jersey’s young people, unapologetically, down a new path, one where all of New Jersey’s communities are seen, reflected, and valued. To see this vision become a reality, we must educate our entire community to recognize and challenge implicit, explicit, and systemic biases, we must begin dismantling the biases imbedded in our State’s institutions, and we must protect New Jersey’s historically-marginalized residents. DCR’s implementation of the student youth art, hashtag, slogan, and video competition was a part of the Report, launching a statewide campaign to stand up to hate in New Jersey. We are thrilled to showcase the contest submissions and discuss the winning anti-bias pieces with our students.

Full Report: https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/downloads/2020-ybtf-report.pdf

Opening Remarks: Elise Boddie, Rutgers Law School, Professor of Law, Henry Rutgers Professor, Robert L. Carter Scholar, founding Newark Director of Rutgers University’s Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice
Youth Awards Ceremony and Conversation/Virtual Exhibit Reveal
Candid Anti-Bias Conversation. Moderated by DCR Legal Specialist, Danielle Thorne TF Student Competition Winner – video

Awards Presentation. Moderated by DCR Community Relations Specialist, Ashley Riker
Closing Remarks: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and DCR Director, Rachel Wainer Apter
#StopTheHate Exhibits, Engagement and Next Steps: DCR Director of Outreach and Community Relations, Dr. Denalerie Johnson-Faniel

Apr 28, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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