Tag Archives: diversity & inclusion

MLK Celebration Poster Contest Due Date

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The theme of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration is ‘change is going to come,’ taking inspiration from Sam Cooke’s iconic song of the civil rights era. This song reflects Cooke’s life experience, the times he lived in, and the change he hoped to see. Use the song as inspiration in your project. […]

MLK Celebration Poster, Spoken Word, Essay Contest

MLK 2018 Contest Flyer-Middle & High

SOMA March for Racial Justice

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For those who want to participate in a local racial justice march this weekend, SOMA Action has planned this event. The march will begin at 2 pm at the Maplewood Pool (187 Boyden) and go to the Gazebo (1670 Springfield Ave).

Celebrating Integration 2017 Honorees

Dr. Adunni Anderson

Read about Dr. Adunni Anderson, Jim Buchanan, and Carol Buchanan–the wonderful community volunteers who will be celebrated at this year’s annual dinner, Saturday, October 14th.

Moving Beyond Mistrust to Make Equality & Inclusion Reality


In the aftermath of Charltottesville and local race problems, Board Chair Robert A. Marchman offers his thoughts on the work of the Coalition and SOMa’s history of white flight, the elusiveness of of equality and inclusion for many persons of color, and the collaborative work we see ahead.

XRootsFest Was a Day of Music, Dance, & Learning

Red Storm leads tribal dancing

It was a great day in the park at Floods Hill, South Orange, full of music and dance from around the world and from right here at home in SOMa!

SOMa Integrated Playgroup

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The SOMA Integrated Playgroup (run by the Schools Committee of the Coalition on Race) meets monthly on Saturday mornings at Le Parc Place, a preschool and children’s enrichment center in Maplewood. Look for upcoming dates and join the group on its Facebook page.

Coffee House Discussion

CHD updated flyer 6.17

Coalition chair Robert A. Marchman Speaks at March for Equality in SOMa

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Chair of the Coalition on Race Robert A. Marchman spoke at the SOMa March for Equality and Pride. Read more here…

June 11th Equality March

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Join us as Sunday, June 11th, 10 am we march in solidarity with The Equality March for Unity and Pride in DC! We will meet and march from Ricalton Square (across from Maplewood Theater), through Maplewood Village and end at a solidarity rally at town hall. Speakers include Maplewood Mayor Vic Deluca, South Orange President […]