NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County Freeholder Shanti Narra and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez will be among the guest speakers at a candlelight vigil to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night at Monument Square on George Street.
Ginsburg, who espoused the need for equal pay during her time as a Rutgers University School of Law professor in the 1960s, died Sept. 18 of complications of pancreatic cancer at age 87.
She was the first Jewish female justice and the second female justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
The vigil, which will begin at 5 p.m., will celebrate the woman who used her position of power to fight for people with mental disabilities, for the environment and for the LGBTQ community.
Karen G. Johnston of the Unitarian Universalist Church of East Brunswick, Associate Council Aaron Greene of the NJ Institute of Social Justice and Executive Director Lori Sokol of Women’s eNews are also scheduled to speak Wednesday.
The vigil is sponsored by The Pride Center of New Jersey, APN of New Jersey, Puerto Rican Action Board, Latino Action Network, New Brunswick Area NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Greater New Brunswick.
Masks will be required for all in attendance.