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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

Force Report Panel Flyer

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…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Luminary Decorating Party!

Lum Dec Party Flyer

Sunday, January 13th, 3-5 pm, The Baird in South Orange. Your kids will learn about Dr. King and have fun coloring luminary bags!

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 MLK Luminary Project

Luminary Project Flyer 2019

On the night January 21st, we ask families to light up the outside of their home with Luminaries, white bags with votive candles inside that can be decorated with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision. The goal is for 1500 homes and businesses in SOMA to be lit up as a sign of hope, sanctuary, peace, […]

The Luminary Project, 2019

Luminary 2018 5

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.

17th Annual Preschool Open House

17th Annual Preschool Open House

Visit with local preschools all in one place! Details here…

SouthNEXT is This Weekend!


SouthNEXT is NJ’s annual premier ART, IDEAS and MUSIC Festival focused on the creative collisions between technology and mindfulness, productivity and purpose. Coalition Trustee David Harris will moderate the panel discussion “Mindfulness in Our Community.” Read more here…

Vigil in Spiotta Park South Orange Tonight


Gather tonight to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. 6:30 pm.

Celebrating Integration Awards Dinner Highlights


Congratulations to Julie Pauly and Yanick Ranieri!