Free screening of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Award nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin, will be screened for free on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bow Tie Cinemas, 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Only 80 seats are available, so RSVP at First priority will be […]

XRootsFest returns!

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its annual XRootsFest on Saturday, June 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at Flood’s Hill in South Orange. There will be ethnic dancers, food, merchandise and more, with fun for the whole family. For more information, visit

Examining ‘Race & Privilege’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will present a Conversations on Race session on “Race & Privilege: Raising Consciousness to Address Inequities” on Wednesday, May 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. A panel of professionals, including David Troutt, Jane Bleasdale, Demelza Baer and […]

Coffee house discussion on immigration in SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Who are today’s immigrants? The Community Coalition on Race’s 2016 demographic study found that 23 percent of SOMA residents are foreign born, and 41 percent of those are people of color. Come to the next coffee house discussion on Wednesday, March 8, at Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave. in South […]

Talking to children about race and identity

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Running March 14 through April 1, the Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will be hosting three workshops to help parents, teachers and anyone working with children gain an understanding of the stages of racial knowledge, how to talk with children about race, and a […]

New residents join the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that there are two new trustees on the executive committee and five new members. Robert A. Marchman and Indira Singh are new to the executive committee — with Marchman taking on the role of chairman — joined by Leila Gonzalez […]