Tuesday, February 3
The Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series
Cory Booker has modeled a political career on his passion for community action. Booker was elected mayor in 2006 in a landslide contest, eight years after winning his first public office by upsetting a popular incumbent councilman. His reputation for unorthodox approaches to fighting drugs and crime are legendary in Newark acts that include a 10-day hunger strike in 1999 in one of the city's most drug-infested housing complexes, which led to an increased police presence and improved safety for residents. "Democracy is not a spectator sport," says the Yale Law alum and former Rhodes Scholar. "Its about rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. Change comes from good people coming together with collective struggles and doing something about it."
Moving Newark Forward
Admission is free and a ticket is not required.