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Remembering Robert W. Shaffer: Board Member, Advocate, and Friend

Remembering Robert W. Shaffer: Board Member, Advocate, and Friend”  February 1st, 2022 It’s hard to express how deeply we are all feeling the loss of Bob Shaffer, a foundational member of our Board, an advocate, an ally, a mentor, and a friend. We are truly saddened to lose such a wonderful, kind person. The emotions we are feeling will motivate us to continue the legacy of Bob’s tireless advocacy. His life experiences are humbling and a reminder that the fight for civil rights and social justice began not so very long ago and still continues today. Bob loved his communities

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Addressing Racial Wealth Disparities in NJ Must be a Priority in 2022

Addressing Racial Wealth Disparities in NJ Must be a Priority in 2022 January 18th, 2022 By James Williams, Director of Racial Justice Policy In 2021, Governor Murphy established a Wealth Disparity Task Force to address New Jerseys glaring racial disparities between white people and people of color. This Task Force looks to address wealth disparities through five working groups: housing, education, economy, criminal justice, and health care. New Jersey represents what Dr. King famously identified as the two Americas; tremendous wealth coupled with startling poverty. Some areas in the state are the wealthiest communities in the nation. New Jersey’s nickname

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