Archive | February, 2011

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner–June 10th & 11th

Save the Date! Sure to be an evening that’s uniquely South Orange and Maplewood! What better way to celebrate our special community spirit than with an integrated dinner party?

2011 BOE Candidates Forum

Title: 2011 BOE Candidates ForumLocation: Marshall Elementary School, Grove Road, South OrangeDescription: We will present a series of questions to the candidates that challenge them to consider the relationship between school policies and integration in our community. Start Time: 7:00 pmDate: 2011-04-13

2011 BOE Candidates Forum

Title: 2011 BOE Candidates ForumLocation: Marshall Elementary School, Grove Road, South OrangeDescription: We will present a series of questions to the candidates that challenge them to consider the relationship between school policies and integration in our community. Start Time: 7:00 pmDate: 04/13/2011

Coffee & Conversation with Local Realtors, Clinton School & Hilton Neighborhood

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As part of our effort to help build a strong housing market and maintain good real estate values, we design these information events for realtors to help them effectively market all our neighborhoods. This morning’s session gave realtors a wealth of information on the Hilton and Clinton neighborhoods.

Talking to Children about Race Workshop a Great Success!

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Over 70 parents from our community and beyond joined the conversation. After a thoughtful presentation on current research from Dr. Diane Hughes, racially mixed groups engaged in lively and candid discussion to share stumbling blocks and develop strategies for talking to kids about race.

This Thursday, February 10th! Talking to Children about Race

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What happened when a few parents from our diverse community got together to discuss talking about race with our children? Join us Thursday, 7 pm in the SOMS Library to face this tough issue with other parents and Professor Diane Hughes, Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU who has written about the nature and consequences of messages parents transmit to children about race.

“UNTIRING” Tires, Textures and Triumphs! Sculpture and Works on Paper by Chakaia Booker Opens At 1978 Maplewood Arts Center

1978 Maplewood Arts Center, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is a thriving embodiment of the values of the South Orange/Maplewood community.
For its 10th annual Black History Month exhibition 1978 Maplewood Arts Center presents the work of Chakaia Booker, the internationally renown American sculptor and artist.