Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Conversations on Race: How Are We Doing?

This forum is an open dialogue about how the Community Coalition on Race can best benefit our community.  It will begin with brief talks by two Community Coalition on Race leaders—Executive Director Nancy Gagnier and Board Chair Fred Profeta. Most importantly, we would like to hear from you about how the Coalition can best move forward to build a community in which people of different races and ethnicities live together, interact, form friendships, and participate fully in all aspects of community life.
According to Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Profeta, “This dialogue is vital to the Community Coalition because we want to know what parents, neighbors, businesses and organizations think about our work and programs.  In addition, these important stakeholders will provide feedback and input about what programs and directions they are involved with as well as other initiatives they would like to see as we plan for the next year.”
In addition to opportunities for the community to ask questions and provide input, Executive Director Nancy Gagnier will also provide an update on national trends for integration in the suburbs, “Racially diverse suburban communities are on the rise across the country, but few are integrated.  In fact, without intentional integration efforts, these areas are highly vulnerable to resegregation over time.”
Conversations on Race: How Are We Doing?
Wednesday, May 15th, 7:30 PM
Morrow Memorial Church
600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood NJ

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