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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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: […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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!