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Former State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.

Lesniak Institute forms social justice task force

By Nikita Biryukov, June 02 2020 5:21 pm

The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership is forming a social justice task force to combat systemic inequalities in the state.

The organization will hold its first event — a virtual roundtable on how to combat systemic social inequalities — next Wednesday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, State Sens. Sandra Cunningham (D-Jersey City), Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark), Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter and former Gov. Jim McGreevey have been invited to attend alongside a host of other activists and officials.

Terrence and Bridget Floyd, the brother and sister of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has spurred protests in cities across the country, have also been invited to attend.

The task force’s meeting next week will focus on corrections reform and establishing wrap-around schools in the state’s low-income school districts.

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