Wed, Oct 07 | Monument Square Park

Candlelight Vigil to Honor the Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We encourage everyone to do their civic duty and VOTE in her memory. The Vigil will take place at Monument Square, George St., New Brunswick, 5:00 p.m. Masks are required for all in attendance
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Candlelight Vigil to Honor the Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2020, 5:00 PM
Monument Square Park, 2 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

About the Event

Please join us in a candlelight vigil as we honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

We encourage everyone to do their civic duty and VOTE in her memory.

The Vigil will take place at Monument Square, George St., New Brunswick, 5:00 p.m.

Masks are required for all in attendance

Speakers Include: 

Karen Ford, Communications Director, The Pride Center of New Jersey 

Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Unitarian Universalist Church of East Brunswick

Aaron Greene, Associate Counsel NJ Institute of Social Justice

Shanti Narra, Middlesex County Freeholder

Lori Sokol, Ph.D., Executive Director Women’s eNews

Yvonne Lopez, Assemblywoman for the 19th Legislative District 

 

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY REASONS WHY WE HONOR HER.  JUSTICE GINSBURG: 

• WAS A PROFESSOR AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW WHERE SHE FOUGHT FOR EQUAL PAY

• WAS THE FIRST JEWISH FEMALE, AND SECOND FEMALE JUSTICE EVER, TO SERVE ON THE SUPREME COURT

• VOTED TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES

• SIDED WITH FRIENDS OF THE EARTH TO ENFORCE THE CLEAN WATER ACT

• HER DISSENT INSPIRED THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT OF 2009 FOR PAY EQUITY FOR WOMEN

• VOTED THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BANS VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION

Embellishing on words of Martin Luther King, Justice Ginsberg once said 

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice, but only if there is a steadfast commitment to see the task through to completion.”   

This event is produced by The Pride Center of New Jersey, in coalition with the League of Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area, New Brunswick Area Branch NAACP, the Latino Action Network, the Anti-Poverty Network, the Puerto Rican Action Board, and New Brunswick Tomorrow. Views of speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring organizations.

Registration is Closed

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