Conversations on Race to discuss ‘Defining Integration in the 21st Century’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — What’s the difference between diversity and integration, and what do those terms mean in SOMA, in the region and across the country given the changing demographics everywhere? These and related issues will be discussed at the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s annual Conversations on Race on Wednesday, May 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.

This year, the organization will experiment with a unique approach to grouping attendees in an effort to help surface differences in perspective between racial groups and deepen the conversation. Everyone from mature-minded middle school students to retirees is welcome to this free event, and the CCR especially encourage new voices to the community or new to the topic to attend. Curious? Come out to be part of the conversation. Although not required, pre-registration is strongly advised to ensure adequate seating and to expedite groupings. To register and for more information, visit or call 973-761-6116.