Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

We hope that this finds you healthy and well, and we are excited to announce that VVPA will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30PM.

Meeting will be held via ZOOM, and instructions to join the meeting will be sent to you by Monday, June 15. ***If you are not on our mailing list please email vvpanews@gmail.com to request access.
In this meeting we hope to provide an opportunity for our membership to share and voice questions and concerns, as well as hear from our guest speakers and learn about important neighborhood updates. 
We look forward to seeing you on our screens and come together as a VVPA family! 
MEETING AGENDA:

JMA Architects – Presentation on 37 Bright St
York St West – Presentation on new Mixed Use Development (York St, bwn Center & Colgate) 

BLACK LIVES MATTER:

During the past few weeks we have seen protests occurring throughout the country to reject injustices that so often affect black and brown people. Cities across the country have held marches, including Jersey City.

We would like to offer a few resources for adults and children to help navigate the topics of racism, to stay informed and to become involved.

For Adults: 
NYT: People are marching against racism. They are also reading about it. (Book List) 
NYT: How to be an antiracist

Organizations:
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition
Obama.org
Campaign Zero
Color Of Change

For Parents/Children: 
USA Today: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
WBUR: How to talk to your kids about Race, Racism and Police Violence?
ChicagoParent.com: 5 Resources for Talking to Kids about Race
APA.org: How to talk to children about difficult news?

These are hard topics to have, yet they are necessary to have.
In the words of Dr. King, “Whatever affects one directly affects us all indirectly.”

Remember, we are all in this together.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

GROCERIES:
Grocery delivery and pickup services in downtown Jersey City by JC Upfront
RESTAURANTS:
Jersey City & Hoboken Outdoor Restaurants Prepare to Reopen!
A Running List of Restaurants Offering Pick-Up and Delivery by JC Upfront

HELPING OUR COMMUNITY:
St Matthew’s Church Food Pantry
Councilman James Solomon’s DETAILED LIST of all the ways we can help our community in Jersey City and beyond, whether it is by donating money, resources or time. 

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