June 12, 2019

Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers Partners with Congressional Black Caucus for The State of Black America Series Brooklyn Event

June 12, 2019

Contact: Imani Dawson | TCC Media | 646-389-9520 | idawson@clsj.org

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory: Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers Partners with Congressional Black Caucus for The State of Black America Series Brooklyn Event

Roundtable featured Brooklyn Community Leaders and Elected Officials for candid conversation about critical issues impacting Black New Yorkers

Black Americans are facing the most hostile political and social climate in decades. Against the backdrop of a regressive administration, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers (CLSJ) recently partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus for a roundtable of Brooklyn community leaders, academics and elected officials who had a candid conversation about critical issues impacting Black New Yorkers.

Held on May 31, 2019 at Medgar Evers College, the roundtable was hosted by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and included CBC Chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep Donald Payne Jr (D-NJ), and panelists Dr. John Flateau, PhD, CLSJ Acting Executive Director Lurie Daniel Favors, Esquire, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, State Senator Kevin Parker.

The conversation was focused around the 2020 Census and addressed issues of critical importance for Black New Yorkers such as the 2020 Census and subsequent re-apportionment of congressional districts, potential citizenship questions, undercounting African descended communities and combating the harmful effects of gentrification.

Selected photos from event: https://bit.ly/2MIfPNn

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About The Center for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ):

The mission and vision of CLSJ is to provide quality legal advocacy, training, and expert services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised. CLSJ, a unit of Medgar Evers College, CUNY, conducts research, advocacy projects and litigation on racial justice issues on behalf of community organizations and groups that promote human, national, and international understanding. For additional information, please visit: http://www.clsj.org/

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