Tag Archives: diversity & inclusion

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.

Coffee House Discussion: Talking about Race on Social Media

CHD 4.18.18 flyer

In response to local online incidents that have been hurtful and have moved away from SOMA’s vision of civility and equity for all, the Community Coalition on Race is hosting a Coffee House Discussion on Wednesday, April 18 at The Baird Community Center in South Orange from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. The Coalition’s intention is […]

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.

SOMSD Hosts Diversity Hiring Fair

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The Schools Committee was proud to support and to encourage this effort to attract and hire a more diverse staff in the district. Thanks to Kevin Ralston for creating a welcoming experience for the applicants.

SOMSD Diversity Hiring Fair

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The South Orange and Maplewood School District is committed to building a teaching and administrative staff reflective of the rich racial, cultural and linguistic diversity of our students. Learn about the benefits of joining our extraordinary team of educators. We are recruiting educators from diverse backgrounds who share our commitment to an inclusive culture where […]

Schools Committee Co-Chairs Speak before BOE on De-leveling Proposal

CBA MSW Teacher Orientation

Carol Barry-Austin and Sue Willis made a strong and heart-felt plea before the Board of Education to support changes to our school district’s system of academic tracking or leveling that has had adverse effects for students of color and has created segregated classrooms in the high school. Read their remarks here…

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Observation & Volunteer Fair

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Observation & Volunteer Fair

Join us for this annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. The celebration includes music and affirmations. Larry Hamm of the People’s Organization for Progress will be the speaker. The Volunteer Fair follows immediately in the cafeteria where attendees can visit with many local service organizations and nonprofits to learn about their work and […]

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Observance & Fair

mlk 2018 Flyer

Join us for this annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, Monday, January 15th, 2 pm, Columbia High School.. The celebration includes music and affirmations. Larry Hamm of the People’s Organization for Progress is the speaker. The Volunteer Fair follows immediately in the cafeteria. All are welcome. Read more…

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. […]