The splash page on the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence website for the new workshop presented on Sunday, March 1 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, "America to Me Real Talk," asks

"Be Courageous

Race. Conversation. Honesty. Action.

We Montclairians pride ourselves in valuing diversity and promoting racial integration.

• But how racially literate are we? 

• Have we grown complacent about racism in Montclair?  

• Are our past successes getting in the way of real change to address persistent racial inequality in our town?"

The first in a quintet of programs, a "community watch club," presented "..kinda like club," according to the MFEE offers a group of trained leaders for the process, briefing the audience, screening film clips and videos, including one about a Chicago high school similar to MHS, to open the conversation about insidious racial bias, with a common language, racial literacy.

You can learn more, contact MFEE at, (973) 509-4021