The Community Coalition on Race joined Durand-Hedden House in 2019 in honoring Juneteenth, an African American holiday marking the end of slavery. The event included performances and many activities for adults and children, along with special exhibits about the history of slavery in New Jersey. While COVID19 prevented us from a 2020 celebration, we are so pleased that Governor Murphy declared Juneteenth an official state holiday in New Jersey and that he did this with SOMA's own R&B star SZA who joined Murphy for the signing of the bill and praised our community as a place "for diversity and growth and learning,” where she had “a pretty integrated experience.”
Read the details here
and watch the virtual event with the governor and SZA here.