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Posted on: November 16, 2020

FLPL Presents the Diversity Panel of the Fort Lee Community

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Join the Fort Lee Public Library for Part 2 of their Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Series: Diversity Panel of the Fort Lee Community on Zoom, Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm. Though a suburban NJ town, Fort Lee boasts a diverse population much like its neighbor, New York City. As per 2019 Census population estimates, Fort Lee’s residents are 49% white, 42% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latino and 3% black or African American. This array of ethnic groups also creates linguistic and religious diversity. Join FLPL for this panel discussion which will explore all aspects of diversity within the Fort Lee Community, as well as how they intersect. Moderated by Jackie Lue Raia, panelists include: Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee; Dr. Ronald K. Chen, University Professor, Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ; Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar, Dr. Jinwon Kim, Assistant Professor of Sociology at City Tech, CUNY; Rabbi Adina Lewittes, Founding Rabbi of Sha’ar; Selaedin Maksut, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NJ Chapter; Dr. Noriko Matsumoto, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology/Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Program at University of Vermont; and Lt. Gregory Williams (Ret), NJ State Police.

Registration is required for Zoom programs. Please register at You will receive an email 24 hours before the event with login details. The virtual room opens 5 minutes before the event. If you receive a message that the room is closed, please try again closer to the event time. Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at or call 201-592-3614/5.

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