Monthly Public Meetings & Events

The Coalition plans topics and invites speakers for monthly public discussions in Wilmington and Newark.

Wilmington Monthly Meetings:



Newark Monthly Meetings & Events:

Residential Segregation

Monday, October 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

276 S. College Ave, Newark, Delaware 19711

Although neighborhood segregation is so common in the United States that it almost seems natural, black people and white people lived in close proximity in early American cities. “A White Historian Confronts Residential Segregation” explores how that changed. Transportation technologies and the Great Migration of African Americans from south to north both contributed. But racial segregation was deliberately organized by the actors in the real estate system: city governments through zoning; the Federal government through the FHA, the GI Bill, and the 1949 Housing Act; developers through restrictive covenants; realtors through blockbusting; and banks, chambers of commerce, private landlords, and public housing administrators. Segregation was enforced by the threat and the actuality of violence, terror, and intimidation.

Susan Strasser is is Richards Professor Emerita of American History at the University of Delaware, an award-winning historian and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She has been praised by the New Yorker for “retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life.” Her books include Never Done: A History of American Housework, Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market, and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. This is the fourth in a series of illustrated talks, “A White Historian Reads Black History, intended to serve people grappling with contemporary issues of race and racism.

Please join us!

Further, Understand of Restorative Justice

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek,

579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711

This event will be a discussion, and further exploration of restorative justice and The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr. Barbie Fischer, Executive Director of Restorative Encounters, of Philadelphia will facilitate. Restorative Encounters is a non-profit organization offering training and capacity-building in the field of restorative justice.

Ms. Fischer holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation with a focus in Restorative Justice and Trauma from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, where she was trained by Howard Zehr. Internationally recognized Howard Zehr is known as “the grandfather of restorative justice”. Fischer has over 15 years of experience in restorative justice and trauma healing. She lectures, conducts workshops, and training. Her work includes developing and implementing reentry programming, assisting in healing processes for crime victims, incarcerated people, and their families. Ms. Fischer also has assisted in restorative processes for those involved with child welfare and restorative disciplinary processes for schools. She and her team are sought after by many organizations who utilize their creativity to implement restorative practices.

Envisioning a restorative culture in the First State.


Questions? Please contact our community organizer Hugh Bayard


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