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Conversations on Race–Race & Privilege

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Conversations on Race is May 10th at The Woodland! We welcome four insightful panelists to help us consider the topic: Race & Privilege: Raising Consciousness to Address Inequities. Read more here for details…

SOMa Parents Discuss How to ‘Talk to Children about Race’ at Workshops

The ‘Talking to Children about Race’ workshop series included three sessions focused on multiracial families, having the first conversations about race with preschoolers, and a general session on ‘intentional parenting’ for including candid talk about race in family life. Special thanks to Dr. Diane Hughes, the Montrose Early Childhood Center PTA, the panelists, and the Schools Committee!

XRootsFest is June 24th!

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Plan to spend the day at Floods Hill to enjoy multicultural entertainment representing the region’s diversity. It’s a day filled with music, dance, food, vendors, and hands-on activities to learn more about different cultures.

Statement on Racism in Our Schools & Teaching Our Youth about Race

We would like to address the multiple incidents of racist graffiti in the South Orange Maplewood School District middle school bathrooms and the controversy over the slave auction posters that were produced by 5th graders as part of an assignment on Colonial American history. We believe that we must acknowledge and name the racism expressed […]

Coffee House Discussion on Immigration in SOMa

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How can support immigrants in our towns? That was just one of the questions faced by attendees at this informative session.

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…