The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is pleased to announce that more than 500 homes participated in this year's Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a $10 donation. The goal is to alight the Two Towns with outdoor luminaries as a sign of peace and solidarity with Dr. King's vision. Images of residents' luminary kits were posted across Facebook and on Instagram after 5 pm on the evening of January 16 with the hashtag #SOMALuminaries. The Community Coalition on Race thanks everyone for participating this year and sharing their beautiful luminaries on social media for the world to see.
More than $5,000 was collected from donations for the luminary kits, which allows the Coalition to work toward inclusiveness and integration in all aspects of community life and to model pro-integrative strategies to towns across the country.
If you are not already following the Coalition on Race's new Instagram account, please do so at https://www.instagram.com/communitycoalitiononrace/. To learn more about the Community Coalition on Race, please go to www.twotowns.org.
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