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Community Coalition on Race asks “How are We Doing?”

TheAlternativePress.com Staff

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 • 6:15pm

 

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is hosting a public forum on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 PM, at Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. The purpose of the forum is to gain feedback from the public about the job the Coalition is doing, in an effort to guide its future.

The forum will begin with brief talks by two Community Coalition on Race leaders: Nancy Gagnier, its Executive Director; and Board Chair Fred Profeta.  The majority of the time will be spent hearing the questions and concerns of the residents.  The Coalition is looking for input on how best 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.”

“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,” said Coalition Board of Trustees Chairman, Fred Profeta, on the group’s website.

All are invited to attend and contribute to the dialogue.  Learn more at www.twotowns.org .

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