Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Join NJPAC for a free virtual conversation on "Race Is a Social Construct"


Free on Zoom
Mon, Jan 22 @ 7PM

For generations, skin color has been exploited to divide humanity into “races,” used to sow division and justify systems of power and oppression.

But race is a human-invented classification system, not a biological category.

Could a change in our understanding of what race is (and more important, what it isn’t) bring an end to the racial wealth gap? If race were recognized as a social construct, could we better protect voting rights and build equitable access to healthcare and education?

Join our Standing in Solidarity conversation on race, what it is and how it impacts our social order and public policies. Our PSEG True Diversity Film Series selection is “The House We Live In,” the third episode of the documentary series RACE: The Power of an Illusion.

How to participate:

  1. Register here.
  2. Watch in advance “The House We Live In” from the three-part docuseries RACE: The Power of Illusion (California Newsreel, 2003).
  3. Join us for a virtual panel conversation on Mon, Jan 22, at 7PM.

Our panel will be moderated by Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor at Boston University School of Law.

Our panelists include:

Jean-Pierre Brutus, Founder of the South Ward Senior Counsel in the Economic Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Sara Munjack, Director of Marketing & Partnerships at Consciously Unbiased

George Shulman, NYU professor working in the fields of political thought and American studies


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Igniting Civil Rights Conversations in the Classroom

Wed, Jan 17 @ 3:30PM EST

Live on Zoom

This professional development workshop will examine the 2022 film Till, and the historical context and relevance of Emmett Till's story in today’s battle for racial equality.

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Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC

Generous support for Race Is A Social Construct is provided by PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon and Women@NJPAC

Igniting Civil Rights Conversations in the Classroom is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts

Support for NJPAC Professional Development provided, in part, by Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Merck Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Panasonic Foundation, PNC, Prudential Foundation, PSEG Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Turrell Fund, Victoria Foundation and Wolf Trap. Generous support provided by The Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., The Arts Education Endowment Fund in honor of Raymond C. Chambers, Jennifer A. Chalsty, Judy and Stewart Colton, Toby and Leon Cooperman, Mimi and Edwin Feliciano, The Izzo Family, Don Katz & Leslie Larson, McCrane Foundation, Inc., care of Margrit McCrane, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, Albert+ and Katharine Merck+, NJ Advance Media, David & Marian Rocker, The Sagner Companies/The Sagner Family Foundation and an anonymous donor + deceased


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