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The Reparations For African-Americans March & Rally will be held on Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12:00 noon, starting at the Lincoln Statue, 12 Springfield Avenue, in Newark, New Jersey (with speakers like Lawrence Hamm, shown above right). The statue is located at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and West Market Street.

The march is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, People’s Organization For Progress (POP) and 47 other organizations.

The demonstration is being held to demand Reparations for African-Americans for the centuries of enslavement of their ancestors. It is being held to demand passage of the Reparations commission bill A711/S322 by the New Jersey State Legislature. And it is being held to demand the passage by Congress of HR 40 and S40 which would establish a federal reparations commission.

Speakers at the event will include activists, elected officials, and representatives from labor, clergy, and the community. Among the speakers will be: Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, Ryan P. Haygood, President & CEO, New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, and Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress.

The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) has held an annual Reparations March for Reparations every year for several decades. This year in the spirit of unity and in recognition of the Juneteenth holiday POP co-sponsored with other organizations to make it happen.

Some of the organizational co-sponsors include New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, People’s Organization For Progress, Salvation and Social Justice, New Jersey Black Issues Convention, The Inclusion Project-Rutgers University Newark, Black Lives Matter – Paterson, New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, NAACP NJ State Conference, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, New Jersey Policy Perspective, ACLU of New Jersey, NAACP Newark, Fair Share Housing Center, United Black Agenda, City of Newark, New Jersey Working Families, Rutgers University Newark, Garden State Bar Association, and Our Revolution – New Jersey, YWCA Northern NJ, NJ Peace Action, NJ Industrial Union Council.

For information contact Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress (973)801-0001 or Ryan P. Haygood, New Jersey Institute For Social Justice (973)624-9400.

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