Statewide Conference on Segregation, Education & Opportunity

Join Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, award winning education writer and activist Jonathan Kozol, national education expert and practitioner Linda Darling Hammond, demographer and civil rights lawyer Myron Orfield (and many others) on September 24 - the anniversary of the day federal troops were deployed to integrate Little Rock High School - to address the appalling state of school segregation in NJ and what we can do about it.

64 years after the Little Rock Nine, New Jersey has the shameful distinction of being more segregated by race and class than almost any state of the former confederacy. 

Why is this? Is it accidental or coincidence? Is it by choice or just the result of a segregated residential market?

Why should we care? What's the harm? And how does it affect me, my family or my community?

What can be done?  Are there solutions?  What are they, and what can I do?   

The conference on September 24 will explore all of these questions with facts, new data, history and analysis from experts, practitioners and constituency leaders. And it will present a series of proposals for legislative action that can powerfully move us in a different direction in New Jersey.

The event will go from 10:00 to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be included. There is a fee of $75 to cover costs including meals. Discounts are available for members of affiliated organizations, sponsors and students.

Racial segregation in schools is a structure and a system made by people that can be dismantled by people.  It is more than just residential segregation and it dmages more than just those who are segregated. It has devastating consequences for the segregated, but it harms us all in a myriad of profound ways, politically, economically and morally. 

Friday, September 24 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Conference Center at Mercer - Mercer County Community College - 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550  

Pre-register here for this live gathering of faith, community, political & policy leaders.


Registration for the day long conference is $75.00. Discounts are available for affiliated organizations and members. Go here to see discount codes.