On February 24th, one of the members of our Board of Trustees reported an encounter with the Maplewood police that made him feel that he had been racially profiled, that he was not given an adequate explanation for being detained and questioned on the street, and that he was asked for his identification before being […]
News & Events
Statement on Racial Profiling & Law Enforcement
Coffee House Discussion on Immigration in SOMA
Who are today’s immigrants? The Community Coalition on Race’s 2016 Demographic Study found that 23% of SOMA residents are foreign born, and 41% of those are people of color. Come to the next Coffee House Discussion on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave., South Orange from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, […]
Talking to Children about Race & Identity Workshop Series
The Schools Committee is 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 session on the challenges faced by multiracial children and children whose families are of a different racial background.
Statement Regarding the President’s Immigration Ban
We applaud the Maplewood Township committee and the South Orange Village Trustees for adopting resolutions that make it clear that these towns are Welcoming, Open, and Inclusive communities! Read the Coalition’s statement and access the towns’ resolutions here…
SOMa Shining with Luminaries on MLK Day
The towns were lit with luminaries to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday–it was a beautiful sight!