A panel of educators and community leaders led a discussion about some of the ongoing issues in education among young African American students. The panel included Dr. Jamaal Matthews, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Montclair State University, Carlos Lejnieks, CEO Big Brother and Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties, Capt. (Ret.) Tiffany Carty, U.S. Army, Dr. Zoe Burkholder, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Director of Holocaust, Geneocide and Human Rights Project, Montclair State University, and Najah Munir, Retired educator and Master of Divinity student.
The panel was then followed by a performance by the Newark Boys Choir.