Tag Archives: conversations on race

Tips for Talking about Race on Social Media

Tips for Social Media graphic

Take a look at the ideas that were generated for constructive dialog about race in online social spaces by SOMA residents at the Coalition’s April Coffee House Discussion. Read more…

Conversations on Race 2018 Brings Out a Diverse Crowd

Conversations Team

Thanks to over 100 people who came out to discuss integration with so much energy last night! People worked on developing both personal action steps and recommendations for the community to improve racial inclusion in SOMA. Thanks to Elizabeth Williams-Riley of the American Conference on Diversity for her powerful leadership.

Conversations on Race

Conversations on Race

Join us for this annual conversation at The Woodland, May 9th, 7:30 pm. Read more here.

Conversations on Race: Defining Integration in the 21st Century

Conversations on Race Flyer 2018

Join us for this year’s conversation, May 9th, 7:30 pm, The Woodland. We will consider what integration means in our community, the region, and the nation in light of changing demographics and persistent barriers to true inclusion.

Giving Teens a Voice

Giving Teens a Voice

Giving Teens a Voice

Giving Teens a Voice

These are open discussions on race for teens, December 6th and January 17th, in partnership with the Maplewood and South Orange Libraries.

Coffee House Discussion

CHD updated flyer 6.17

Race and Privilege Topic Gathered Residents to Discuss Solutions for Change


This year’s Conversation’s on Race brought together over 140 people to hear about and discuss race & privilege. Read more…

Next Coffee House Discussion is June 15th!

CHD 6.17

Want a deeper follow-up to the discussion started at Conversations on Race? Join us for ‘Race & Privilege: Going Deeper,’ June 15th at the Maplewood Library.

‘Before the Trees Was Strange,’ an Exploration of Race and Identity

Pic for BTTWS film

Join us to watch ‘Before the Trees Was Strange,’ a feature length documentary about the director’s family and how they dealt with the issue of racism growing up with a mother whose fears of being perceived as black caused her to reject her children’s choices in their lives. Film is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Derek Burrows, Harvard professor of history Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and hosted by Budd Mishkin.