Events

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM

Anti-Asian Racism: Experiences in SOMA Coffee House Discussion

Wednesday May 26th from 7pm - 9pm
Join local leaders in the AAPI community and the Community Coalition on Race for a presentation exploring the narratives of racism towards the AAPI community and a candid, facilitated discussion on what we as a community can do better. This community event will include the voices and experiences of several local Asian leaders, as well as a presentation by Ray Mantes, Maplewood Middle School Social Studies teacher and member of the AAPI community.  Register in advance for this virtual event here.
If you are interested in posting a ‘Stop Asian Hate’ lawn sign, click here for more information.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth, the African American holiday marking the end of slavery in the US will be celebrated by the entire community on Saturday, June 19th at Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood. The event will include outside activities on these historic grounds, as well as a tour of the “Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History” exhibit. The event is free, but advance registration is required for a time slot. Admissions will be limited and social distance protocols observed for this history-come-to-life event, so plan to register early. For more information about the exhibit now and registration information later this month, click here.