Center for Racial Harmony

About Us

Racial Harmony is a third party neutral organization dedicated to promoting understanding, cooperation, and communication among all races and ethnic groups.

Racial Harmony partners with other community organizations that share a similar mission, vision, and goals. The organization also co–sponsors annual events with several partners.


Information about Racial Harmony’s mission can be found in this downloadable flyer .


Dear Members & Friends,

Welcome to the Center for Racial Harmony in St. Clair County, Illinois!

We invite you to join us in continuing our mission.   An annual membership starts at just $15, or you can contribute any amount on the Donate page right here on our site. Thank you in advance.

Show your support of Racial Harmony by Becoming a Member today.

2022 Racial Harmony Scholarship

… The application period for the 2022 $1,000 Racial Harmony Scholarship for High School Seniors will open February 27, 2022 and close April 15, 2022.  Please check back for the online application.

… The Center for Racial Harmony proudly announces Tristan Johnson as the winner of its annual $1000 scholarship award. Tristan is a graduating senior from Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, IL. In the fall, she will be attending the University of South Carolina where she plans to major in Political Science with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She envisions herself promoting diversity through her chosen field in the areas of political policy making. Pictured with Tristan from left to right are: Donna Moody, president of Racial Harmony, Tristan, Paula Badger treasurer, and Cheryl Gray, selection committee and board member. Congratulations, Tristan, and good luck with your academic pursuits.

Racial Harmony Supports Metro East Pride Fest
Center for Racial Harmony was excited to once again be able to attend and support the Metro East Pride Fest held October 2nd in Downtown Belleville, Illinois.Pictured: Racial Harmony Past Board Member Rose Wilson and Current Board Treasurer Paula Badger.
White House Proclaims Juneteenth Day of Observance
Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021 | The White House

Read President Biden’s Statement here:

White House Proclaims Day of Remembrance
Proclamation on Day Of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre | The White House

Read President Biden’s Statement here:

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a series of violent attacks against Asian Americans, ranging from brutal robberies to fatal assaults. It is believed by many that this is becoming the latest affront to human dignity motivated by racism.

So where do we begin to try and heal a broken world? It starts within. It encompasses learning how current events, such as COVID-19, are used as a guise for harm. These resources from the “AMA Journal of Ethics, Human Rights Watch, and Time Magazine can be a starting place.” (St. Louis University, 2021).

It’s also so important that we continue to work in solidarity to advance the solutions that we know that’s going to advance our community to be able to come together and thrive. Additionally, if we Seek and promote counter-stereotypical information, Focus on individuals, not group identity, and Engage in perspective taking and giving, we begin to embrace all, protect the vulnerable and promote respect.


Donna Moody, President


Racial Harmony Events & Happenings

Peace Festival

September 25, 2021

Check back often for more upcoming Racial Harmony events.

Interested in collaborating with Center for Racial Harmony?

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Virtual Forum:

Reparations – Pros & Cons Part III  

June 17, 2021 Recording

The Gathering”   Celebrating Our Youth

Our annual celebration of youth demonstrating good character, good will, and peace making in their schools, homes, and communities.

Thank you to all of our patrons and sponsors supporting The Gathering 2021.

Board of Directors

Donna Moody
Jerril Jones
Vice President/Secretary
Paula Badger
Curtis Louise Paradise
Robert E. Wells Jr.
Johnnie Anthony Jeffry Couch Janet Greenlee
Jeff Bair Pamela Dorsey Raymond Paradise
Zach Bair Cheryl Gray Yolandea Wood
* Student rep