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We Stand Against Violence

Just as we continue to abhor the killings of black people by police, we also deplore violence against police in any form, including the deliberate killings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas. We encourage engagement and empathy, and stand against violence as a means toward change. The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race […]

XRootsFest Promotes Multicultural Exchange

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Music and dance from different cultures around the region were enjoyed throughout the day!

Community Gathers around National Racial Violence Concerns

We are called once again to respond as a community to the race-based tragedies faced by our nation. Please join the 1st event tomorrow, July 12th, 6:30 pm, South Orange Middle School. Read more…

My Story: SOMA’s Diversity Captured in Two-Minute Shorts

‘My Story: Video Shorts,’ one of this year’s Integration through the Arts programs, was featured at the SouthNext Festival. Watch the 3 top videos here!

Conversation on Race: Moving from Distress to Solutions

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Thanks to all those who came out to our ‘Conversation on Race: Moving from Distress to Solutions’ last night and to Oheb Shalom Congregation for hosting us. We heard some real concerns about the need for more and deeper engagement on these issues by broader sections of the community. Read more…

Large Community Turn Out for Conversations on Race


Author, clinical psychologist, and retired Spelman President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum encouraged our residents and teachers to take action on racial integration and inclusion.