You are lovingly invited to attend this year’s

Justice Equity Love and Awareness Now Institute
(JELANI Institute) Program and

3rd Annual Day of Remembrance of
Jelani Darren Manigault

To be held on

Saturday afternoon, April 8th, 2006 From 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (The last hour consists of breaking bread together)

At Teaneck High School’s 3rd floor Student Center
100 Elizabeth Avenue
(Route 4 and Queen Anne Road)
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Please RSVP to (201) 837-3037 or Thank you.

Come and hear reports of how widespread The Jelani Tree book has gone in its few short months of publication – being read and studied in libraries and classrooms from New York to Florida; from Washington, D.C., to California; from Texas to Indiana; from the USA to West Africa and Papua New Guinea; on radio programs; and now even in college classrooms as a children’s literature work under the heading of poetry. For those of you who don’t know, we finally raised enough money for a down payment to the publisher last April, a year later than we had expected to have the book published.

Pick up an autographed copy of the book, signed by the author, if you don’t already have yours. (Please e-mail us at if you paid for a copy at our first gathering and did not receive it in recent months.)

Bring the kids and let them participate in an exciting Jelani Tree creativity workshop. (Infant care is available for those too young to participate.)

Participate in what promises to be a quite exciting exchange based on the movie “Crash”, where we will be lead by Dr. George Abaunza in examining our own thresholds of tolerance and fear and prejudice. (Viewing of the movie ahead of time is not mandatory.)

And most importantly, come and hear how far the Institute has gotten in its quest to change procedures of first-responders to a much more effective and positive response in cases like Jelani’s. They need to be trained to see the individual; and when that individual is an innocent person suffering emotional distress, the response needs to be very different!


The JELANI Institute
P. O. Box 254
Teaneck , New Jersey 07666


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