Reparations Workshop, June 17, 2021
Updated with Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 967 5710 2269, Passcode: 019174, By Phone: 1-301-715-8592
This workshop is designed to help give you the tools needed to discuss reparations with your local legislators and make change. After we hear from our speakers, including State Senator Troy Singleton, NAACP President of Gloucester County, Loretta Winters, and Congressman Donald Norcross, we will then go into breakout rooms to learn more about specific topics. We should have time for everyone to attend two breakout rooms. As we close, we will hear a Call to Action from Barbara Weinstein, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Topics included in the breakout rooms are letter writing, education, going to the legislature, making phone calls, petitions, and meeting with legislators. *** Please scroll to the BOTTOM of this page past the form to view the updates!
This is a FREE workshop, but you must register to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior and also on the day of the workshop.
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This workshop is sponsored and supported by UUCCH, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, UU Faith Action NJ, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, N’COBRA , N’COBRA Philadelphia and the UUA New England Region.
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Reparations Workshop to Focus on Effective Messaging
UU Church in Cherry Hill Brings Various Groups Together to Focus Energy
Social action groups from throughout New Jersey will bring their talents and experiences together at the Reparations Workshop sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill on Thursday, June 17 at 7pm on Zoom. The workshop will start with legislator authors Congressman Donald Norcross and State Senator Troy Singleton who have sponsored legislation at the national and state level to create a task force to study the need for reparations to African-Americans who are descendants of slavery. In addition, Loretta Winters, President of the Gloucester County NAACP and chairing the Women in NAACP committee (WIN) will give testimony about why this discussion is imperative at this time and Barbara Weinstein of the national Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism will give a call to action for white citizens to support these needed reparations.
Workshops will be led by several representatives of effective social action groups and will be focused hands-on learning of effective communication skills with decision makers. Amber Scott from Salvation and Social Justice in New Jersey and Susan Druckenbrod of UU Cherry Hill will lead a workshop on writing effective letters to legislators, newspapers, and blogs.
Loretta Winters of the NAACP and a representative of UU Church in Monclair will discuss the background of reparations and why action needs to take place now in the era of George Floyd.
Andrea McChristian, the Law & Policy Director of the NJ Institute of Social Justice will lead the workshop on the framing of the issue of the creation of task forces on Reparations.
Susan McDonald, co-chair of the Criminal Justice Task Force of UU Faith Action will lead a workshop on best approaches to meeting legislators in Trenton.
Rohn Hein, co-chair of the UUCCH Reparations Task Force and Cheryl Dunican-Hein, co-chair of the UUCCH Committee on Racial and Economic Equality, will lead a workshop on effective telephone calls and personal contact with legislators.