Upcoming events

    • 07 May 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Living Waters Lutheran Church, 11 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551
    • 997

    APN invites our colleagues and supporters to join us as we celebrate:



    Edith Savage-Jennings

    and her lifetime of activism at a public reception at the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Ringoes, at which she will be presented with the AntiPoverty Network’s Social Justice Hero Award. 



    Edith Savage-Jennings is a longtime civil rights and social justice activist and winner of numerous local, state, and national honors.  Her activism began at the age of 13 when she and 2 friends integrated the Capitol Theater in Trenton as part of the local NAACP Youth Chapter. 


    In 1957, the Rev. S. Howard Woodson, then president of the Trenton area NAACP and first African-American speaker of the New Jersey legislature, asked Mrs. Savage-Jennings to chair a civil rights rally at Shiloh Baptist Church for the benefit of the (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) SCLC. She invited the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to speak which inspired the people and garnered national attention to the Mercer County chapter of SCLC.  She also coordinated three “Marches on Trenton” as part of the Poor People’s Campaign, which included the march from the Battle Monument to Trenton Central High School where participants were met with police dogs.


    In 1963, President John F. Kennedy recruited Mrs. Savage-Jennings for a secret mission to Jackson, Mississippi.  She and Mrs. Helen Meyner, the wife of the New Jersey Governor Robert Meyner, went to meet with public officials and women in the Jackson community to offset rioting due to integration in the first grade classrooms. It was the first time that an African-American and white woman worked and traveled together in Mississippi. They also traveled to Hattiesburg to retrieve letters from incarcerated college students who were helping to register black Mississippians to vote. The efforts of Mrs. Savage-Jennings and Mrs. Meyner were later included in the project Wednesdays in Mississippi


    Mrs. Savage-Jennings has been a White House guest in the administrations of Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton.  President Clinton appointed her to the Federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in Washington, D.C. 


    • 24 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Food Bank of South Jersey, 1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110

    Join fellow anti-poverty advocates to share information, get policy updates, learn about upcoming events, and hear from our guest speakers:


    Louis DiPaolo, Better Choices - update on New Jersey proposed budget for FY18


    James Harris, NJ Black Educators Association - hear about education disparities that exist in NJ and how we can work together for change



    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NJEA, 180 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

    APN General Meeting:

    NJEA 

    180 West State Street

    Room 210

    Trenton, NJ 08608

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD
    APN General Meeting
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    APN General Meeting

Past events

22 Mar 2017 APN General Meeting
25 Jan 2017 APN General Meeting
06 Dec 2016 APN Communications Committee Meeting
16 Nov 2016 APN General Meeting
01 Nov 2016 APN Policy Committee Meeting
28 Oct 2016 Poverty Summit 2016
11 Oct 2016 APN Special Meeting
28 Sep 2016 APN General Meeting
27 Jul 2016 APN General Meeting
25 May 2016 APN General Meeting
19 May 2016 Cost of Poverty Report Release
30 Mar 2016 APN General Meeting
03 Feb 2016 APN General Meeting
18 Nov 2015 APN General Meeting
17 Nov 2015 APN Communications Committee
26 Oct 2015 Policy Committee Meeting
13 Oct 2015 Poverty Summit 2015
30 Sep 2015 APN General Meeting
21 Sep 2015 Policy Committee Meeting
16 Sep 2015 Communications Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2015 Conference Committee Meeting
22 Jul 2015 APN General Meeting
27 May 2015 APN General Meeting
18 May 2015 APN 15th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser
25 Mar 2015 APN General Meeting
10 Mar 2015 Communications Committee
10 Mar 2015 Programs and Summit Committee
26 Feb 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee
19 Feb 2015 APN General Meeting
17 Feb 2015 Conference and Program Committee
22 Jan 2015 Conference and Program Committee
07 Jan 2015 Communications Committee meeting
06 Jan 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee
04 Dec 2014 Annual Summit 2014
17 Nov 2014 Communications Committee meeting
14 Nov 2014 Conference and Programs Committee Meeting
12 Nov 2014 Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting
12 Nov 2014 General Meeting
16 Oct 2014 Conference and Programs Committee Meeting
14 Oct 2014 Communications Committee Meeting
24 Sep 2014 Conference Planning Meeting
24 Sep 2014 General Meeting
27 Aug 2014 Conference Planning Meeting
07 Aug 2014 Policy, Advocacy, and Budget Committee
04 Aug 2014 Communication and Membership Committee
23 Jul 2014 General Meeting
16 Jul 2014 Conference Planning Meeting
26 Jun 2014 Conference Planning Meeting
29 May 2014 "Inequality for All" Film Screening & Panel Discussion
28 May 2014 General Meeting
26 Mar 2014 General Meeting
26 Mar 2014 Balancing the Scales of Justice: Visiting your legislator
29 Jan 2014 General Meeting
03 Dec 2013 Annual Summit
20 Nov 2013 General Meeting
26 Sep 2013 General Meeting
26 Jun 2013 Anti-Poverty Network of NJ - General Meeting
22 May 2013 Working Families United
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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