NeighborCorps offers public events throughout the year, as well as links to events by organizations that work on related issues. Check here for upcoming events and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on how you can get involved!
Voting Rights Restoration Forum, Sponsored by NJ Institute for Social Justice, Co-Sponsored by NeighborCorps
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7p-9p
#1844NoMore: Join us for an educational forum on the need to restore the fundamental right to vote to people on probation, on parole, and in prison for a felony. The speakers for the evening are Assemblywoman Reynold-Jackson, co-sponsor of legislation that would restore voting rights to people with convictions in NJ, Dianna Houenou with ACLU-NJ, Mark Hopkins, a Rutgers student and activist who is denied the right to vote, and Scott Novakowski with the NJ Institute for Social Justice.
Where: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/145190913011493/
NeighborCorps Fundraiser Featuring the 90’s Cover Band, The Jewel Cases
Friday, June 22, 2018 9p-11p at Pino’s Lounge in Highland Park
How did a decade that gave us questionable fashion trends such as JCNO Jeans, frosted tips, and Baja hoodies also provide us with songs that have stood the test of time? Come hear some of your favorite hits from the 90’s and show your support for NeighborCorps. $10 suggested donation.
Where: Pino’s in Highland Park, NJ, 13 N. 4th Avenue, 732-247-5421
Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison
April 12, 2018, 7p-10p
At the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ
“Life, Death, Life Again”: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison” shares the stories of people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. The performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play–radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system. #LifeAgain
NeighborCorps Backpack Drive
When someone is released from Middlesex County Jail, they’re given back any belongings they might have had with them when they were incarcerated in a clear plastic bag, and–for many of the returning citizens–that plastic bag and its contents are all they have to their name. Help us remove the stigma that plastic bag carries for individuals as they come out of Middlesex County Jail by donating a gently used or new backpack to NeighborCorps. And if you’d like to go an extra step and want to put a pair of socks, some toiletries, a notebook, pens, or a water bottle in the backpack, please do so! Contact Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-675-1452 or Tracy at email@example.com.
What: NeighborCorps Backpack Drive
Where: Drop off at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave, Highland Park