Reynolds-Jackson Assembly Keynote Speaker for Riders Unity Day

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University will celebrate Unity Day on October 11. MP Verlina Reynolds-Jackson will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Reynolds-Jackson (D), represents NJ-15 which includes Lawrence, West Windsor, Hopewell Ewing, Pennington, Trenton among other townships. She served as Deputy Majority Leader from 2020-2021 and is currently Outreach Chair.

“An Evening with the Verlina Reynolds-Jackson Assembly” is co-sponsored by the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University and Rider’s Multicultural Studies Program. The event will feature a conversation between Reynolds-Jackson and Micah Rasmussen, Director of the Rebovich Institute, and Victor Thompson, Associate Professor and Chair of Rider’s Department of Sociology and Criminology. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the participants.

“The Reynolds-Jackson Assemblywoman played a central role in legislation that is not only important to New Jersey, but part of our larger national conversation,” Rasmusen said. “We look forward to hearing more about her perspective on why she thinks these are important issues for her constituents.”

Reynolds-Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. She is also a Certified Municipal Finance Officer. Prior to being elected to the General Assembly, she served on the Trenton City Council from 2010 to 2018.

Rider’s Unity Day aims to unite students, faculty, staff, and the Rider community through events that celebrate the diversity of the University.

It also raises awareness and educates on social justice issues.

Earnest L. Veasey