Celebrate Hispanic heritage in our classrooms and communities, Sept. 23

NJEA’s Central Jersey 4 Racial, Social, and Economic Justice Coalition will host their launch event, “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Our Classrooms and Communities,”  on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. 

KEYNOTE: Juan Cartagena, ESQ.

Juan Cartagena, Esquire is the former president and general counsel for the Latino Justice PRLDEF. Mr. Cartagena previously served as a municipal court judge in Hoboken, N.J. and as general counsel for the Hispanic Bar Association of NJ. Mr. Cartagena is one of the nation’s leading voices on equality and non-discrimination, constitutional and civil rights, working tirelessly over the course of his career litigating on behalf of minority communities in such varied areas as housing, education, voting rights and employee discrimination. Attorney Cartagena continues to inspire change to systems that marginalize communities of color.

WHEN: Sept. 23, 2021 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual via ZOOM

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Presentation from the New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center & A Conversation with Director Yesenia Lopez

Hispanic Reference Collection – The Hispanic Reference Collection is an English and Spanish language research level collection aimed at the special needs and scholars, enabling them to conduct in-depth research into New Jersey’s diverse Hispanic community. The references consist of newspaper collections, clippings and oral histories.


NJEA and The Central Jersey Coalition for Racial, Social & Economic Justice

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