September 7, 2018 – LONG BRANCH – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will host a public community forum on the topic of gentrification on Thursday, September 20, 2018; 6pm – 8pm at Brookdale Community College in Long Branch as part of its In Your Neighborhood initiative.
NJTV News Correspondent Briana Vannozzi will host a panel discussion with local officials, housing experts, and social services organizations on how neighborhoods are transformed in favor of economic growth; the impact that gentrification can have on residents’ quality of life; policies that can help people adapt to redevelopment and more.
Panelists contributing to the discussion will be (subject to change):
Mayor John Pallone, City of Long Branch
Councilman Bill Dangler, City of Long Branch
David Troutt, Founding director, Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME)
Alicia F. Williams, Esq., Managing Attorney, South Jersey Legal Services
Richard Cammarieri, Special Projects, New Community Corporation
NJTV has been showcasing some of the Garden State’s most dynamic places with its In Your Neighborhood initiative by combining news, special programming and community engagement events. Previous community forums have discussed jobs in Camden, poverty in Trenton, economic disparity in Asbury Park and housing in New Brunswick.
Support for NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood: Long Branch initiative is provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the PSEG Foundation. The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.
WHAT: Panel discussion on how gentrification affects New Jersey communities with public Q&A featuring panelists Mayor John Pallone, City of Long Branch; Councilman Bill Dangler, City of Long Branch; David Troutt, Founding director, Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME); Alicia F. Williams, Esq., Managing Attorney, South Jersey Legal Services; Richard Cammarieri, Special Projects, New Community Corporation. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018; 6pm – 8pm (program starts at 6:30pm).
WHERE: Brookdale Community College Long Branch Higher Education Center. 213 Broadway, Long Branch NJ 07740
RSVP: Free admission; Pre-registration recommended to guarantee a seat. RSVP on Eventbrite, by email at email@example.com, or on Facebook/NJTVonline.For more information call 973-233-8398.