The recently chartered Hillside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a virtual public forum on the topic of redistricting on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The township of Hillside recently underwent redistricting, a process of drawing electoral district boundaries.
Hillside is now part of the 28th district, which includes portions of Newark, Irvington, South Orange and Maplewood.
Hillside is the only Union County municipality listed in the 28th district.
“It is important that residents understand the effects of redistricting in our community,” Nicole Graves-Watson, founder and president of the Hillside NAACP, said.
Henal Patel, Director of the Democracy and Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will lead Wednesday’s discussion on redistricting. The virtual public forum will take place via Zoom.
The Meeting ID# is 890 4327 5450. The password is 452304.
Individuals requesting additional information can send an email to the Hillside NAACP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAACP was founded in 1909 to dismantle racism and accelerate change in key areas such as government, criminal justice, healthcare, education, climate, and the economy.