Edison Green Team Hosts NJ Historical Commission Event at EMC
With the support of Mayor Tom Lankey, the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT) recently played host to a lively and engaging South Asian Listening Session by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC). The NJHC event was convened on the evening of Wednesday, 11/13/19, in the Edison Room of the Edison Municipal Complex, with more than a dozen participants, for over two hours. NJHC provided food and refreshments for event attendees.
The NJHC planned the event with its non-profit partner, Crossroads of the American Revolution, as part of its preparations to commemorate the forthcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Like the one presented in Edison, a series of Listening Sessions are in the process of being organized with various groups statewide to hear their interests, needs and perspectives in relation to the national historic anniversary.
Distinguished representatives from a variety of New Jersey’s South Asian organizations, agencies and communities participated during the NJHC 11/13/19 event, to offer their views and insights on the American Revolution and the resultant founding of the USA. While individual names were not citied, notes were taken to inform creation of the initiative’s ultimate goals and vision.
The ESJGT had been contacted a month in advance by the NJ Department of State as to potential venues in the Edison area for this NJHC event. At the time, ESJGT suggested the EMC Edison Room as a possible site, given that it fully met NJHC’s location and facility requirements as stated during respective telephone conversations and e-mails. Historical activities are considered green/sustainable as related to local, regional and national culture.