America Will Be: Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise Through Targeted & Equitable Policy

UUCWC’s Racial Justice Ministry Speaker Series

America Will Be: Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise Through Targeted & Equitable Policy

Come hear New Jersey Policy Perspective’s President Brandon McKoy explain the impact of centuries of racism on federal, state and local policy. This legacy racism has created implicit and explicit bias in our government policy and programs that keep many people vulnerable and disengaged. We have the opportunity to change the paradigm through government policy and budgeting that support equity and inclusion for all. This program is sponsored by the Racial Justice Ministry of UUCWC and is open to the public.

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Brandon McKoy, President, is the chief executive of New Jersey Policy Perspective and leads the organization’s efforts in shaping policy debates to advance economic justice for the many, not a chosen few. Prior to being named President of NJPP in February 2019, Brandon served as NJPP’s Director of Government and Public Affairs, where he designed and implemented the organization’s outreach, advocacy, and government relations activities. He also produces timely, credible and accessible research and analysis on issues including, but not limited to, economic security, the social safety net and economic opportunity.

UUCWC’s Racial Justice Ministry is part of the Council for Faith in Action and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the 8th Principle at UUCWC. They see their goal as supporting individuals on their journey to becoming active advocates/accomplices for bringing about racial justice. They also hold the organization accountable to integrating a racial justice lens in all policy and practices of the church.