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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 […]

Volunteer Openings

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Planning Ahead Workshop Engages Parents

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Parents gathered for this workshop hosted by the Schools Committee to learn some best practices for planning high school schedules with an eye toward post-graduation studies.

Robert A. Marchman Honored by the Wall Street Project

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Congratulations to Robert A. Marchman, Executive Vice President at FINRA, who recently received a special award for his outstanding career achievements and contributions as one of America’s premier financial services industry leaders committed to excellence, best practices and innovation, and for being a proponent of diversity and inclusion, thus enabling other diverse group’s access to capital […]

2016 Peace Luminaries Project

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This is a great project for the whole family–get your whole block or you entire neighborhood to light up luminaries! We can’t think of a better outward sign and symbol than light to reflect our commitment as a community to honoring Dr. King’s legacy and to building the beloved community. In honor of Dr. King’s life, […]

Our Annual Appeal…

Building on our integration successes depends on your financial support! Find out where your dollars go and how you can make a donation…

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Integration Not Well Served by the ‘Diversity’ Catchphrase

We have often bemoaned the word ‘diversity’ as “an empty signifier,” even though we sometimes resort to it as a shorthand for the greater project of integration and inclusion. This issue was well considered in two recent articles in the New York Times and Salon. Authors Anna Holmes and Ellen Berrey both express the concern […]

October 2015 ED Message

October 10, 2015 Dear Friends, We are delighted to be honoring three people who have demonstrated a commitment to the mission and goals of the Community Coalition on Race through their volunteer and professional work. Joan Lee’s practice of inclusion is well known to the many local boards and PTAs she has served since the […]

Looking for the Integrated Beach

August 2015 E-Newsletter Executive Director’s Message We went to Rhode Island for a beach vacation this August—the first time we had ever been there. The homeowners we got the house from told me which beaches generally attract mostly white people and which ones are racially mixed. It was probably the first time anyone had ever […]