We welcome Professor Michael Jeffries, author of Paint the White House Black: Barack Obama & the Meaning of Race in America to lead our community discussion of unintentional expressions of bias and prejudice. This year’s forum will help us all come to terms with daily experiences of bias and stereotyping that are more subtle than the language of traditional, overt racism.
News & Events
2015 Conversations on Race: Facing Everyday Racism
2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Festival
Celebrate the many cultures of our beloved community with this entertaining festival that includes live performances, activities, food, and dancing. Perfect for the entire family. Saturday, June 6th, 11-5, Maplewood Memorial Park
South Orange Middle School Student Panel on Race
“How do we experience race in the United States and in our community? A conversation about perceptions, stereotypes, and social acceptance” was the topic of a panel presentation and discussion designed for 8th graders at SOMS. Organized by Social Studies teacher Kim Dordoni, the panel included students from CHS & SOMS, teachers, and Coalition on Race Executive Director Nancy Gagnier
Two Towns-Many Stories: Reading Together
We’re reading Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz short stories together this spring! Two Towns –One Book is part of the Integration through the Arts Program that brings residents of this racially and otherwise diverse community together around shared interests.
Birdhouses Reflect Cultural Heritage
Tell your family heritage story through the centuries-old practice of using gourds that are enhanced by the individual artist.