Community organizing workshop for young people – The Village Green



South Orange / Maplewood Community Coalition on Race youth group, The Coalition Youth Collective, hosts virtual conference Community organization workshop for young people led by the incomparable Larry Hamm – President of the People’s Organization for Progress (POP). This free virtual event will take place on Wednesday December 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Young people are the primary audience for the workshop and all interested middle, high school and college aged students and non-students in South Orange, Maplewood and surrounding areas are welcome to participate. Larry will share real world basics and advice from his personal experiences over the past 50 years. After his presentation, participants will be divided into small groups by class / age and will be led by young facilitators to discuss the presentation, identify ways they could use what they heard, and generate questions to ask Mr. Hamm. Finally, all groups will meet to address their questions directly to Mr. Hamm and hear his closing remarks. Registration is required in advance at

The Coalition Youth Collective was formed by local students in 2020 with the help of the Community Coalition on Race. It is intended to provide a platform for SOMA and the young neighbors to have a voice; and impact on issues of social justice and racial equity using the arts and other means of expression. The organization also aims to provide a favorable environment for young people in the region to participate in social actions. All young people are welcome. To learn more about working with the Coalition Youth Collective, please email Audrey Rowe at [email protected] or call 973-761-6116, ext. 2 to speak or leave a message. To learn more about the work of the South Orange / Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, visit


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