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Community Coalition on Race MLK Observance Inspires Community to Practice Dr. King’s Principles

Thanks to all who organized, planned, & participated in yesterday’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, Fair, & Luminary Lighting! You are an inspiration to act according to Dr. King’s principles. Read more and see photos here…

Panel Discussion on the Star Ledger’s Force Report

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Please join the Coalition, SOMA Action, and SOMA Justice for this informative panel followed by a Q&A with the Star Ledger reporters and other leading figures in civil rights: Wednesday, January 9th, 7:30 pm, Morrow Church. Read more details here…

Join Us for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Observance & Fair


Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey Sheila Y. Oliver is the speaker at this year’s observance on Monday, January 21st, 2 pm, Columbia High School. This event includes music, readings, a dance performance, and is followed by the Volunteer Fair as well as community-wide Luminary lightings.

The Luminary Project, 2019

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Help us light up SOMA with luminaries as a sign of peace and solidarity with the Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community. Read more here about the project and how you can participate.

Response to the Force Report Database from the Star Ledger

The statewide database on police use of force developed and published by the Star Ledger lays out racial disparities in police treatment throughout New Jersey.

Coalition Board of Trustees Announce Initiatives for 2019

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After a year of reviewing the Coalition’s activities and advocacy, the trustees agreed on a plan for mission-driven growth that is tied specific initiatives for 2019. Read more here…