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.

2021 Racial Harmony Scholarship

… The application period for the 2021 $1,000 Racial Harmony Scholarship for High School Seniors opens February 28, 2021, and closes April 15, 2021.  The online application is available at www.bit.ly/RacialHarmonyScholarship, or the printable application can be downloaded here Racial Harmony Scholarship Packet 2021.

… Our 2020 Racial Harmony Scholarship Winner is Miss Lauren McCartney, a 2020 graduate of Madison Senior High School.

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.

Warmly,

Donna Moody, President

 

Racial Harmony Welcomes Pamela Dorsey to our Board of Directors
Pamela Dorsey is the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager (SARC) for Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Pamela also serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager helping to refine/evaluate current processes to help identify racial bias which impact progression and fair treatment of minorities at Scott AFB. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois and supports and provides mentorship to Fontabella Home for Homeless Mothers and the Edgemont Rape Crisis Center.

Racial Harmony Events & Happenings


Our Community Forums have gone live! Virtually live on FaceBook Live!  Follow Center for Racial Harmony on FaceBook, and tune in.

Peace Festival

August 14, 2021 @ 11:00AM-4:00PM

Check back often for more upcoming Racial Harmony events.

Interested in collaborating with Center for Racial Harmony?

Contact us by email at centerforracialharmony@yahoo.com.

Virtual Forum: Reparations – Pros & Cons  April 15, 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
President
Jerril Jones
Vice President/Secretary
Paula Badger
Treasurer
Curtis Louise Paradise
Parliamentarian
Robert E. Wells Jr.
Ambassador
Johnnie Anthony Jeffry Couch Janet Greenlee
Jeff Bair Pamela Dorsey Raymond Paradise
Zach Bair Cheryl Gray Yolandea Wood
* Student rep