The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, making for a special annual gala celebration.
From the Coalition’s website:
“Our vision is to achieve and sustain the benefits of a thriving, racially integrated and truly inclusive community that serves as a model for the nation.”
“Many communities are diverse; few are integrated. Diversity may find people of different races and ethnicities living near each other, but integration finds them living with each other—interacting, forming friendships, participating fully in the community’s economic, political, civic, and cultural life.”
The Coalition has worked to keep Maplewood and South Orange a growing and diverse community through its many programs including marketing efforts (such as house tours and advertising), interfaith programming, and workshops, forums and events such as Conversations on Race, the XRoots Festival, Coffeehouse Discussions and more.
The Coalition will be honoring 20 years of leadership since the organization’s inception — all of the chairs and directors.
Show your support and help the Coalition continue its work by attending the dinner:
When: October 22nd, 7 pm
Where: The Woodland, Maplewood
What: Dinner, dancing, auction
Cost: $120 per person