Newark Academy to Host Second Annual New Jersey Students of Color Conference

Newark Academy will host the second annual New Jersey Students of Color Conference (NJSCC) on February 29. Students of color from regional independent schools in northern New Jersey are invited to gather and connect with one another in order to further social dialogue both within their respective communities and across institutions. The theme of this year’s conference is Internalized Oppression and Self-Love Within Identities of Color.
 
Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Nyle Fort, who is a minister, activist, and scholar based in Newark, NJ. He has worked in education, criminal justice, and youth development for over a decade in various capacities including: the National Director of Communities Against Militarized Police; Founder and Co-Director of the Organizing Praxis Lab at Princeton University; and lead trainer at Momentum, an activist incubator that builds large-scale social movements in the United States and around the world.
 
The idea for the inaugural NJSCC came out of the experiences of Newark Academy students who attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) during the fall of 2018. Inspired by discussions during the SDLC, NA students wanted to bring some of the powerful components of that conference to our region. This year's event was co-organized by Newark Academy and Kent Place School.
 
For more information and to register, visit njscc.org
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