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Vigil Held for Victims of the Charleston, SC Murders

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Organized by the SOMA Clergy Council, The Coalition on Race joined in the vigil to stand in solidarity with the families and the friends of the slain Emanuel AME Church-goers, and to hold up the conviction the intentional integration and true inclusion are part of the solution.

Coffee House Conversation About Race

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The first in the series was held the day after the Charleston, SC murders. People came motivated to address the sources and solutions to hatred, fear, and racism here and beyond.

The Cultural Heritage Festival Celebrated Diversity

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With an amazing line-up of regional talent–from hula dancing to Irish traditional music to African drummers to Chinese lion dancers–the Festival was fun and educational for all.

Planning Ahead for Middle School Parents

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Parents learned how to navigate the CHS Handbook and Course Catalog, plus they got advice from parents who have been through the process on how to help kids plan their schedules to meet their post- high school goals.

Story-time for Kids

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Two Towns-Many Stories for kids was a big hit! Thanks to Jane Folger, head of children’s services, for reading The Sandwich Swap and creating such a great activity. The kids made some very interesting sandwiches–and they ate them up!

Talking about Everyday Racism at ‘Conversations’

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Over 150 people gathered at Congregation Beth El to listen to Prof. Michael Jeffries presentation on micro-aggressions and then to talk in small groups about how to overcome this form of racism.