Thank you for expressing interest in the old Essex County Jail exhibit in the Newark Hahne’s Building. We are pleased to invite you to TWO upcoming events reflecting on this exhibit, its contents, and Newark history. We hope to see you there!
INCARCERATION: RETHINKING AND REFORM
Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00-7:30pm
This panel is comprised of criminal reform advocates to further explore the exhibit, In Search of the Just City: Rethinking the Old Essex County Jail. Panelists will discuss the relationship between social norms of punishment and the way society incarcerates its members judged to have violated the law. Using the 1837 Essex County Jail as a starting point, panelists will describe the criminal justice reforms they are currently involved in, such as voter enfranchisement initiatives, educational programs, and bail reform. This panel aims to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for attendees to become involved in criminal justice and prison reform.
– Alexander Shalom (Senior Supervising Attorney, ACLU-NJ)
– Andrea McChristian (Law & Policy Director, NJ Institute for Social Justice)
– Ronald Pierce (Democracy and Justice Fellow, NJ Institute for Social Justice)
– Schneur Zalman Newfield (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY)
NJ Appleseed Public Interest Law Center and PLANewark
PRESERVING NEWARK: PAST AND FUTURE
Wednesday, September 25th, 6:00-7:30pm
What is the role of Historic Preservation in our growing city? How do we recognize our past wrongs while building a more vibrant future? In many ways, Newark’s long awaited Renaissance is here. But what will happen to the unique cultural and historic spaces that make our city vibrant? This panel discussion will delve deep into the future planning of our city and the role that historical places play in that development. Our panelists have a range of experience to help broaden the discussion beyond simply aesthetics and answer complicated questions about culture, finance, and urban planning. Please join us for an evening to open up the dialogue and build a path forward.
– Dr. Marion Bolden (Former Superintendent, Newark Public Schools)
– Bryony Roberts (GSAPP, Columbia University)
– Craig Whitaker (Architect, City Planner, Author)
– Liz Del Tufo (President, Newark Landmarks)
Tyler Tourville (Chair of PLANewark, Architectural Designer)
Hosted By: Newark Landmarks and PLANewark