Quirk to head Community Coalition on Race

Quirk to head Community Coalition on Race

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kelly Quirk is the new chairwoman of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s board of trustees in 2020. Quirk joined the coalition board in 2017, soon after which she started the board on an important investigation into future priorities. She also serves as chairwoman of the Finance & […]

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, volunteer fair and luminary lighting on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 2 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The observance is free and open to all. This year’s theme is “The […]

Marchman named a senior policy adviser at SEC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Dec. 19 the appointment of Maplewood’s Robert A. Marchman as senior policy adviser on diversity and inclusion. In this newly created role within the SEC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Marchman will focus on working with SEC divisions, offices and advisory committees to develop and […]

Showcase for SOMA schools

Showcase for SOMA schools

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Civic Engagement Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a Community Engagement Schools Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Orange Public Library Library, 65 Scotland Road. The objective of this showcase is to inform and inspire SOMA residents, especially […]

‘Talking to Children About Race: Language Matters!’

‘Talking to Children About Race: Language Matters!’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Talking to Children About Race: Language Matters!” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the South Orange Middle School Library, second floor, 70 N. Ridgewood Road.  Do your children report conversations that trouble you? Have your children experienced ethnic or racial […]

CCR to host annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ dinner

CCR to host annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ dinner

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host its annual “Celebrating Integration” dinner, focusing on community building by honoring difference, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This year’s event will honor Patricia Canning, George Robinson and SOMA Cross Cultural Works. There will […]

CCR tackles ‘When Should I Call the Police?’

CCR tackles ‘When Should I Call the Police?’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an upcoming Coffeehouse Discussion, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will discuss “When Should I Call the Police?” Recent incidents of SOMA residents calling the police on perceived suspicious activity, the police response and the social media responses will be the topic on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor founding member of CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor Carol Barry Austin with its 2019 Citizenship Award at its Affair of the Heart event on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Country Club. The Affair of the Heart raises funds for Maplewood Rotary’s ongoing efforts to save the lives of children around […]

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 6th Annual MLK Luminary Project, organized by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, raised more than $13,000 for the organization — $2,500 more in donations than in 2018 — as a result of close to 1,400 homes, businesses and local institutions participating by lighting luminaries. This initiative […]

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