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What's Happening

Here is a sampling of some of the projects we have recently, or are currently, working on: 



  • District Equity Leadership Team (DELT)- The MRJC partners with the Middletown Public Schools as members of their DELT. This group has been tasked with creating a Racial Equity Policy and a plan for undoing racism within the school district. 

  • Pacific Education Group (PEG)- Both our Director and our Co-Facilitator are trained affiliates of PEG's Courageous Conversations about Race (CCAR) protocol. The MRJC is able to coach groups on using the protocol, and lead Courageous Conversations. 

  • Dream Big- We are currently partnering with MPS in an effort to collect stories and input from families that will inform the DELT's anti-racism plan. Click here to learn more about getting involved with this project! 


Advocacy and Building Power ​

  • School Naming Committee- The MRJC is working to organizing community members around supporting a name for Middletown's new Middle School that is more inclusive and welcoming.

  • Youth Initiatives- The MRJC has been working on a series of events and training sessions designed for, and often by, youth. With events focused on fun, like Trivia Nights, or on healing and self care, we are working to provide opportunities for young people to connect with each other, grow, and heal. 


Strategic Community Building

  • Healing Work- The MRJC is planning an event, in partnership with Pacific Education Group, focused on racial healing. Sessions will happen both in racial affinity, and in all collective group settings. 

  • COVID-19 Response- 


Systems Disruption & Transformation

  • Human Relations Commission- The MRJC partnered with the Human Relations Commission of Middletown to create a report and a set of recommendations for undoing racism within city government. This project centers the voices of BIPOC.

  • Anti-Racism Taskforce- We are organizing to push the City of Middletown to create a permanent, funded city taskforce aimed at moving our city towards becoming anti-racist. 

    • In July 2020, the Common Council ​voted to approve the creation of, and funding for, the Anti-Racism Taskforce.

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