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75th Anniversary of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Law Against Discrimination “Stop the Hate” Series: Trailblazer Award featuring Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
On April 16, 1945, Governor Walter E. Edge signed a bill sponsored by Dr. James O. Hill, enacting the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and creating the Division Against Discrimination (now known as the Division on Civil Rights). Dr. Hill, who served as State Assemblyman for Newark, drafted the law to prevent discrimination on account of race, creed, color, and national origin or ancestry, making the LAD the nation's very first state civil rights statute to go into effect 75 years ago. The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights invites all community members to join us in April 2021 to re-imagine how to create a more equitable future. The joint pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted all areas of life: public health, education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. Spring represents rebirth and we invite you to join us for a state-wide convening, a participatory virtual experience for learning, networking, and transformation. The virtual community event includes a luminary keynote by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, recipient of DCR’s Civil Rights Trailblazer award.

Welcome: Governor Phil Murphy

Opening Remarks: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Division on Civil Rights Director, Rachel Wainer Apter

Civil Rights Trailblazer Award Keynote Address: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman

Closing Remarks: Division on Civil Rights Commissioner and NAACP New Jersey State Conference President Richard T. Smith

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and Law Against Discrimination Virtual Exhibit Reveal

Apr 7, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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