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 www.twotowns.org.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Save the date! The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will celebrate integration with its annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.
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 […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On the evening of Wednesday, March 8, the Community Coalition on Race gathered nearly 50 residents from South Orange-Maplewood and surrounding towns as far as Madison to discuss immigration and how it is impacting the two towns. The event was held at Beth El in South Orange. At the beginning of […]
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 […]
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 […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A South Orange-Maplewood public school has again had to release a statement regarding alleged anti-Semitic behavior on campus. On Feb. 15, Maplewood Middle School Principal Dara Gronau sent a letter home alerting the MMS community of “an incident involving the use of the Nazi gesture and verbal salute” between a small group […]
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 […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — interACT Theatre Productions presents “Rasheeda Speaking,” a Pocket Theatre Production benefiting the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, for three performances this weekend at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Performances on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee on Feb. […]
SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that more than 500 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a small donation. The goal […]