Ahavas Sholom – an Historic Landmark and Sacred Space

Newark's Last Remaining Synagogue born of the Great European Migration at the turn of the 20th Century

145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-485-2609 | Email: cahavassholom@optimum.net


Tuesday, January 11, 2022, beginning at 7 pm

Diversity United: Environmental Justice in Newark and Globally

Join DIVERSITY UNITED on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, as Kimi Wei, Wynnie-Fred Victor-Hinds, and Cynthia Mellon discuss Environmental Justice.  

Kimi Wei is a life-long organizer around justice and sustainability issues, CEO of The Wei LLC, which provides multi-lingual, culturally aware marketing services and products, and a New Jersey Climate Reality Leader.  

Wynnie-Fred Victor-Hinds is the Executive Director of the Weequahic Park Association and Co-Chair of the Newark Environmental Commission.  She was born in Haiti, and served as a Social Justice/Community Development Worker and Educator in South America, before relocating to the US.    

Cynthia Mellon is Co-Chair of the Newark Environmental Commission, a Policy Consultant for the Climate Justice Alliance, a NJ Environmental Justice Alliance board member, and chair of the Environmental Justice Committee of the NJ Latino Action Network. She is a first generation Chicana, who started the Ironbound’s thriving urban farming program as Environmental Justice Organizer for the Ironbound Community Corporation.

Kimi, Wynnie-Fred, and Cynthia will look at the ways in which environmental injustice impacts the health, lifestyles and economic well-being of the residents of Newark and communities around the globe.

To prepare for the program click here.

If you have not previously registered to receive the link for this free program, click here: Registration Form.  

To watch videos of our other previous events click here.

The regular members of the Diversity United panel are:

Rev. Louise-Scott Rountree is the manager of the Newark Mayor’s Office of Clergy Affairs and chair of the Newark Interfaith Alliance.

Walter Robinson is an award winning composer and lyricist, and the composer of  the Pre-amble, which opens up every DIVERSITY UNITED program.

Rabbi Capers Funnye: “Obama’s Rabbi,” Michelle Obama’s cousin, the leader of 200-member Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of Chicago.

Pastor Steffie Bartley: New Jersey Coordinator, National Action Network and Pastor, New Hope Memorial Baptist Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Mildred Crump: This longtime community leader is Newark’s first African-American Councilwoman and first woman to be chosen as City Council President.  

DIVERSITY UNITED is a year-long program of outreach to people of all faiths, ethnicities, and races in Newark and the surrounding suburban communities, to discuss an anti-racist agenda and create a tangible platform to work collectively toward a just society. 

We discuss issues of social justice, including mass incarceration, education, housing, healthcare, environmental justice, poverty, Jim Crow, and public monuments, all from the viewpoint of the systemic inequalities that have resulted from 401 years of American History.

The forum is formatted as a book club, with participants viewing films and reading materials before each of the monthly meetings. The panelists, African-American leaders, who have spent their lives in the trenches battling for civil rights, equality, and justice, lead discussion. 

To watch videos of our previous events click here.

If you have not previously registered to receive the link for this free program, click here: Registration Form 

For further information, contact Eric Freedman at 
diversityunited@yahoo.com or or 201.988.3799.

If you have any problems with the link call Jeff at 973-207-3095.