Thursday, June 28, 2012

Anwar's Reflections and Occupy the Hood NJ Team Up To Talk Politics

TRENTON-- As we quickly approach this year’s Presidential Election, now is the time to examine and discuss President Obama’s leadership and what this year’s election may mean for years to come.

Indeed, as the nation wrestles with high unemployment, failing schools, and a federal deficit, citizens from all walks of life are recognizing how important this election is. The stakes are high.

With this in mind, Anwar's Reflections-- a Trentonian affiliate-- and members of Occupy the Hood NJ have decided to host a panel discussion Saturday, July 7th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Trenton Public Library.

During the discussion, panelists will address a variety of challenges facing America, the state of New Jersey, and on a local level, the city of Trenton. We will cover issues like unemployment, education, and health care, to name just a few.

Members of the panel include historian and educator Dr. Jack Washington, community activist Daryl Brooks, editor of El Latino Expresso Carlos Avila, Hal Fleming, Edward Smith, and Bill Argust.

Members of the community are invited to come and join the discussion.

For more information, contact Anwar Salandy at (609) 968-6114.


  1. I imagine that some discussion on the aforementioned topics will raise the consciousness of those who observe your panel. I am however regretfully pessimistic that talk provokes any serious change. Secretly I remain hopeful that collective focus can be an impetus for unified constructive ACTION.

  2. Greetings Ameen,

    Thank you for your comment. I see what you are saying about "talk" not provoking serious change. Yes, indeed, I don't think we need the type of discussion that leads to a 'paralysis of analysis' as Dr. King once said. With my panel discussion, I want to encourage voting and civic participation within the community. I hope to register people to vote when they come to vote if they are unregistered.

    I do believe discussion can spark action and raise awareness on some serious issues involved in this year's election, when those discussions are done right. Ameen, thanks again for your comment.


  3. Hi Anwar,
    How can I extend a formal invite through facebook to one of my facebook friends in ewing?

    1. Hi Micah,

      How's it going? To invite others through Facebook, what you do is go to the event page, then in the upper right hand corner there should be an icon that says, 'Invite Friends' and that should give you the ability to invite others, thanks for wanting to spread the word on my behalf. I appreciate it bro.