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Reshawn Richards of Montclair creates his Black Lives Matter sign at the Nishuane Park. Adam Anik for Montclair Local.

From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, a Community Conversation featuring a panel of
educators and racial justice activists, hosted by Restorative Justice Montclair (RJM), will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, June 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.

“This is an exploration of how two powerful movements – Black Lives Matter and the Civil
Rights Movement – revolutionize our world.” said Gayl Shepard, Restorative Justice Coordinator. “Knowledge is power, and with a greater understanding of both movements, we can continue our advocacy for racial and social justice.”

The panel will be moderated by Syreeta Carrington, a Glenfield teacher and restorative justice teacher on special assignment. The panelists are:

•       MaryAnn Cool – retired educator, racial justice activist
•       Zachary Parker – educational equity advocate, educator, Washington DC Board of Ed
•       Petal Robertson – educator, Montclair Education Association President
•       Junius Williams Esq. – historian, Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Economic Policy and Research, racial justice activist
•       Mayida Zaal – educator/teacher/activist/researcher and parent of a child in the Montclair Public School District

To participate in the meeting, participants should use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86851185509?pwd=MWZKQ2xGN01ha1JxbUwwQlFYV0hlQT09

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