NOBLE NEW JERSEY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Piscataway, NJ – June 5, 2023 — The New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) announced it is partnering with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and other organizations to celebrate Juneteenth in commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 6:00 pm at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The theme of the event is Juneteenth: From Enslavement to Empowerment – Why Representation matters. There will be presentations by students from area high schools, U.S. District Court Judge Julien X. Neals, Bergen County Sherriff Anthony Cureton and others. There will be music, food, and refreshments. Admission is free.
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth”. Juneteenth commemorates the notification of enslaved African Americans, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation on that day, June 19, 1865.
“Juneteenth is important because it reminds us of what Black people have come through and what we can achieve,” says Jiles Ship, NOBLE New Jersey Chapter President. “It is an important reminder of what more there is to do and places Black people at the center of the national conversation about freedom and justice, its meaning and manifestation in this nation,” continued Ship.
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) serves as law enforcement’s conscience by being committed to Justice by Action. NOBLE is the nation’s largest premier collection of African American law enforcement professionals. It is one of the first member organizations that started the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA emphasizes the national professional standards for effective policing, leadership, and operations. The organization’s members lead over half of the nation’s largest municipal and county law enforcement agencies. NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters and represents over 3,000 members worldwide representing chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, municipal law enforcement agencies, and criminal justice practitioners.