Dec 16 Forum Agenda

12:55 – call to order

1:00 - Marty Johnson - Founding President, Building One New Jersey

Welcome to A Forum onRace, Place, and Opportunity-A conversation to explore the powerful intersection of class, race, and place and the enduring legacy and present crisis of segregation in America and New Jersey

1:04 – Dr. Diane Campbell and Rev. John Scotland – Co-Chairs, Building One New Jersey

Framing the conversation

1:10 - Mitchell Duneier -Princeton University - Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

2:00 – New Jersey Panel Response 

Response to presentation on the Ghetto: How does this play out in New Jersey Cities, Towns and Schools; Why is something so destructive and so obvious so low on our list of national priorities? Who is harmed, who benefits, and what can and should be done.

  • ·Gayl Shepard - President, Montclair Education Association

  • ·Jack M. Ciattarelli - New Jersey General Assembly

  • ·Elise Boddie - Professor, Rutgers Law School

 2:25 - Building One America Presenters / Panelist 

Presenters / panelist will provide context including political analysis related to the recent election

  • ·Dr. Algernon Austin  - Economist at Demos and former director of the Economic Policy Institute's Program on Race and the Economy

  • ·Executive Dean Lawrence LevyandChristopher Niedtof the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University

3:00 - Break and Regroup at Reception

Building One New Jersey will be Recognizing These Outstanding Leaders

  • · Marlene Lao-Collinsof Catholic Charities.

  • · John Ballantyne of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

  • · Reverend Dr. Lester Taylor of the General Baptist Convention

  • · Antoinette Brevard of St. Luke CDC

  • · William Castner of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • · Montclair Councilman and NJEA Secretary Treasurer, Sean Spiller