Anti-Poverty Network of NJ Partners in May 16 The Color of Law Public Policy Forum

Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Executive Director Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ

Anti-Poverty Network Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis Overviews The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice and Poverty in NJ at Forum

Monarch Housing Associates in partnership with Seton Hall University Law School, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, and NJ Institute for Social Justice will host a Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law.

The Public Policy Forum keynote speaker and author Richard Rothstein will present the national research in his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and take questions from the audience.

There is no cost to reserve your spot at the Public Policy Forum but donations to offset the cost of the event are appreciated.


Register for the Public Policy Forum

Please register today for this important event and opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of segregation. Tickets are going quickly. As of this morning one third of the tickets have been purchased in less than a week. The Forum will include the opportunity to discuss how we can all work to further advance fair housing in New Jersey. The event will be held at Seton Hall Law School in Newark.

As part of the Public Policy Forum’s program, following Rothstein’s keynote, Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Executive Director Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ will give an overview of APN’s report, “The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice and Poverty in NJ.” Koubiadis will take questions about the report’s findings from the audience.

The Uncomfortable Truth is an important research report that looks at the ways that structural racism perpetuates poverty in New Jersey, along with recommendations for how our state can move toward the end of structural racism. This month, APN begins engaging diverse stakeholders as we all move toward significant change in our state.

Renee Wolf Koubiadis is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Having grown up in poverty in Camden County, Renee is deeply committed to identifying and breaking down barriers that prevent many residents of our state from meeting their basic necessities for themselves and their families.

Renee has been an advocate and community organizer helping disempowered populations use their voices towards social change throughout New Jersey for over 15 years.

Prior to coming to the Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ, Renee served as the Advocacy Coordinator of the National Association of Social Workers – NJ Chapter (NASW-NJ) and as Assistant State Campaign Director for the Citizens’ Campaign, a statewide non-partisan movement of hundreds of citizens dedicated to innovative government reform and promoting citizen leadership.

In her various roles over the last 15 years, she has educated thousands of people on issues of poverty, leadership, and civic engagement.

As a member of NASW-NJ over the years, Renee has served on their board, co-chaired the Legislative and Social Action Committee, the Health Care Special Interest Group, the Peace & Social Justice Task Force, the Burlington County Unit, and also served on the National Delegate Assembly for three terms helping to shape national policy for the organization.

Renee also served as co-chair for Governor Phil Murphy’s Transition Team Housing Committee.

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

APN’s The Uncomfortable Truth Report

May 16th Forum on The Color of Law

Register for the Public Policy Forum

Seton Hall University Law School

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