Almost 500 people from all over northern New Jersey and as far away as Camden and Long Island packed Christ Church in East Orange on Tuesday evening, August 11 to participate in the Town Hall Meeting with Senator Cory Booker on Criminal Justice and Justice for All: Race, Faith, Incarceration and Community Action.
The Coalition of Religious Leaders of New Jersey, of which Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith is a leader, sponsored the event. In addition to Senator Booker the panelists included U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Bethel AME Church Pastor Charles Boyer, Unitarian Universalist Congregation pastor the Rev'd Craig Hirshberg, and Jiles Ship of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Coalition leaders United Methodist Bishop John Schol and Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz gave opening remarks and NJTV's Michael Hill moderated the two-hour town hall.
An NJTV video showing highlights of the Town Hall is below. (Time: 5:29.)
Click here for NJTV's feature article and a longer video of the full Town Hall meeting (time: one hour and 17 minutes)..