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 2021 $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.

Nominations for 2022 Racial Harmony Student Awards Now Open

Each year, Racial Harmony, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding, cooperation, and communication among all races and ethnic groups, holds an annual Gathering in February. The primary function of the Racial Harmony Gathering is to honor students who have promoted goodwill and respect and have sought peaceful ways to resolve differences.

Area K-12 Educators are invited to nominate one (1) student from their school to be recognized at our annual awards celebration, The Gathering.

Nomination form is available at

Paula Badger, Chair

Donna Moody, President

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

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

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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