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Statement on Racial Profiling & Law Enforcement

On February 24th, one of the members of our Board of Trustees reported an encounter with the Maplewood police that made him feel that he had been racially profiled, that he was not given an adequate explanation for being detained and questioned on the street, and that he was asked for his identification before being […]

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…

SOMa Shining with Luminaries on MLK Day

The towns were lit with luminaries to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday–it was a beautiful sight!

Job Posting – Office Administrator


We’re looking for a new office administrator–6 hours per week. Bookkeeping skills and knowledge of Quickbooks needed. Read more to apply…

What Can We Change in 2017?

‘Welcome 2017 and good riddance to 2016’ has been a common refrain over the last few weeks. While we always hold out hope for the future, we’re also cautious. We can’t wish away all that we witnessed and experienced over the last year. We heard racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, anti-Muslim sentiments, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia out […]

Bios of the 2017 Executive Committee

Leila Gonzalez Sullivan (immediate past chair) has lived with her family in Maplewood since 1978, although her career took her to Connecticut and later Baltimore to assume presidencies of community colleges.  Entering semi-retirement in 2009, she joined the Coalition as co-chair of the Neighborhood Association and Civic Engagement Committee where she worked on the development […]

Coalition on Race Statement Regarding Vandalism of the South Orange Menorah

Over the holidays an incident of random vandalism by a young person resulted in direct damage to the South Orange Menorah display. The Community Coalition on Race would like to encourage parents to speak to their young people about the importance of respecting the property of others and especially that of respecting religious symbols. It […]

2016 Annual Appeal


In a year marked by racial violence and following a campaign season defined by demeaning stereotypes, we are resolved to pursue our racial integration and inclusion mission. We need your support today!

#DisruptRacism: 10 Ways to Disrupt the Cycle of Racism


How is America going to thrive at a time when discrimination and racism are tearing the country apart? If Americans want to stop the cycle of racism, they must come together to talk about race and find solutions.

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