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2023 Racial Justice Summit

Date & Time

Friday, September 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.




Express Newark

54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor Newark, NJ, 07102


Sabiha Ansari


Presented and sponsored by The Office of Undergraduate Intellectual Life at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.

The Racial Justice Summit is the first student-led event to explore the future of racial justice on all three Rutgers campuses, encourage personal and intellectual growth, and help bolster nuanced conversation about community, activism, and responsibility.

We created this event to be a space for students, faculty, administrators, and the general public alike to listen, learn, and be inspired. Our theme, Fighting for the Now, Hopeful for the Future!, embodies the desire of young activists to tackle the most pressing racial justice issues, while daring to imagine a better world for us, and for future generations.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Intellectual Life at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, this historic summit features three panels that embrace the theme Fighting for the Now, Hopeful for the Future!: "Education Not Incarceration," a Q&A with keynote speaker Dr. Roxane Gay, and "Community Changemakers: Celebrating the Inaugural Racial Justice Fellows."

This is a universitywide event showcasing our inaugural undergraduate racial justice fellows and the work they have done across Rutgers in leading racial justice initiatives. 

A free shuttle service will be provided to Express Newark for students from Rutgers Camden and Rutgers New Brunswick. 

View the summit agenda here.

Flyer reading "Save the date: the Office of Undergraduate Intellectual Life at The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice proudly presents The 2023 Racial Justice Summit on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Express Newark 54 Halsey St. Newark, NJ 07102. Fighting for the now. Hopeful for the future!"