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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 […]

Cultural Competency Training Lauded in News-Record Letter

Cultural Competency Training Lauded in News-Record Letter

The Schools Committee hosted a professional development workshop on cultural competency in 2014 that led to administrative training in multicultural education. The Coalition provided two scholarships for further training in multicultural education that inspired Principal of Clinton School Patricia O’Neill to call for more and deeper training for all teachers and administrators in our district.

Starbucks, Race Together, and the Coalition on Race

Encouraging conversations on race has been part of our organization’s mission for nearly 20 years. We believe that when we talk about race, we have the opportunity to increase understanding, build relationships across racial and cultural divides, and thus create a stronger community. So naturally we were intrigued and frankly a bit apprehensive when Starbucks,with […]

Publicist Needed

POSITION FILLED JOB DESCRIPTION:  Public Relations Specialist The Public Relations Specialist will assist in the development of new connections, as well as execution, and tracking of media placements to establish awareness and maintain a favorable public image for the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Races and the towns of South Orange and Maplewood NJ. RESPONSIBILITIES: […]

Community Coalition on Race Welcomes New Chair of the Board

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Leila Gonzalez Sullivan became the new Chair of the Board in January, taking over for outgoing chair Fred Profeta who remains on the Executive Committee. She brings a wealth of organizational leadership skills from her years as a community college president.

Over 1400 Candles Shining in Our Towns

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Peace luminarias were lit in honor of Dr. King’s legacy on the Monday evening of the holiday in front of over 350 homes throughout Maplewood and South Orange!

Bio of Joseph Ford, Speaker at the 2015 MLK Observance

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Mr. Ford was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and his Divinity degrees from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His thesis was a study of non-violent action and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Mr. Ford also studied at the New School for Social Research and was […]

Annual Appeal – Please Support Our Mission

Annual Appeal – Please Support Our Mission

Each year at this time, we ask for supporters who are committed to the mission of intentional integration to make a financial donation to the Coalition on Race. Our work is more important now than ever given the need for an even greater focus on race-related issues at the community level!

Civic Engagement Institute Graduates

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Five women from South Orange and Maplewood completed the 2nd workshop series of 2014 on training to be an effective volunteer. Congratulations to the graduates!

We Mourn the Passing of Dr. Clement Price

We Mourn the Passing of Dr. Clement Price

We are so saddened by the loss of Dr. Clement A. Price, professor of history and the foremost authority on the history of the African American experience in New Jersey. He was a long-time friend and supporter of the Coalition on Race, was generous with his time and knowledge in support of our mission, and was one of the kindest people to work with.