Thursday, March 07, 2024 at 07:00 PM

SOMA Neighbors Connect

Join us for SOMA Neighbors Connect hosted by the Residential Committee which works to support residential racial integration, diversity, and inclusion in the South Orange and Maplewood. This is a great opportunity to

  • Engage in dialogue on local issues
  • Meet neighbors and make new friends
  • Receive neighborhood updates

Free and open to all! There will also be raffles and giveaways as well as light refreshments available.


Saturday, March 09, 2024 at 01:00 PM
The Woodland

Black Maternal Health Panel Discussion

Join us to learn from stakeholders involved with Black Maternal Health who will share their perspectives, experiences, and recommendations for addressing this critical women’s health issue. Participants will include medical and nursing professionals,  other pre-natal and post-natal professionals and a mother. A Question & Answer session will follow.


Tuesday, April 02, 2024 at 06:00 PM

Learn to Juggle

Take a break from juggling daily stress, as you learn basic juggling patterns using balls, pins, scarves, rings, and more. You choose  your equipment and you move at your own pace. Instructor Sandra Leith will also share the history of juggling and how it is performed in different countries. The class ends with a showcase demonstrating team juggling and with each participant taking turns individually. This experience offers fun for all abilities, all genders, and all ages from high school to senior citizens. Space is limited, so register here now.

Date: Tuesday April 2nd and Mondays April 8th, 15th, and 29th
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St., Maplewood NJ


Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 07:00 PM
SOMA Adult School

Deconstructing Racism Workshop Overview

In this class we will present an overview of structural and systemic racism and their impact on the wellbeing of all Americans. We seek to begin to reimagine systems that benefit and value all people. We will explore: 1) The Culture of White Supremacy, 2) How White Supremacy is Maintained, 3) The Impact of White Supremacy on People of Color and the Nation, and 4) Ways to Disrupt White Supremacy."

Location: Columbia High School Room C105


Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 07:30 PM

Talking to Children about Race

This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Diane Hughes, will create an open and informative space for parents and caregivers of children in 5th to 8th grade to explore the complexities of discussing race and racial identity with their kids. Participants will learn about developmental stages, creating inclusive home environments, and addressing stereotypes and bias. Location TBD.