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 […]

‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater, in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, presents “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” by Kristen Childs, at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 […]

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on race will hold a Black History Month event featuring Colgate professor Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author of the recently published book “BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road […]

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., CCR gathers community at CHS

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community gathered at Columbia High School on Jan. 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver as the guest speaker at the Community Coalition on Race’s annual celebration. After the event, residents signed up to get involved in local organizations at the […]

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