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Newark Funders Affinity Group: Discussion of Bob Curvin's book, "Inside Newark"

Newark Funders Affinity Group: Discussion of Bob Curvin's book, "Inside Newark"

When: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 -
10:00am to 11:30am EST
Where: 
Panasonic, 2 Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ
$35.00
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Join your fellow grantmakers for a discussion of Inside Newark by Bob Curvin.

Based on historical records and revealing interviews with over one hundred residents and officials, Inside Newark traces Newark’s history from the 1950s, when the city was a thriving industrial center, to the era of Mayor Cory Booker. Along the way, Curvin covers the disturbances of July 1967, called a riot by the media and a rebellion by residents; the administration of Kenneth Gibson, the first black mayor of a large northeastern city; and the era of Sharpe James, who was found guilty of corruption. Curvin examines damaging housing and mortgage policies, the state takeover of the failing school system, the persistence of corruption and patronage, Newark’s shifting ethnic and racial composition, positive developments in housing and business complexes, and the reign of ambitious mayor Cory Booker.

Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers
Refreshments will be served.

 

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