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Erasing South Orange Borders Run/WalkErasing Essex Borders

Presented by Erasing Essex's Borders

Limited Spaces/Registration Required
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Join resident Stephanie Lawson Muhammad, founder of Erasing Essex’s Borders, on an exploration of the historical borders that defined the boundaries of South Orange within Essex County and how those borders have impacted African Americans over the last 150 years.  Each route will cover 3.1 miles (5k) and incorporate locations and landmarks significant to the African American experience.

Scheduled Runs
Sunday, February 7th, 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 13th, 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 21st, 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 PM

Registration open for socially distanced, in-person participation (up to 15) - mask required. Meet-up locations will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.  Routes will be posted after each event for those that would prefer to run/walk as their schedule permits.

Erasing Essex’s Borders is committed to uncovering our history and increasing the understanding of all of the factors that have led to our label as an Apartheid County. Our goal is to Erase The Borders that divide us - the lines that lift some and lower others - the borders of hierarchy and boundaries of injustice. We seek to unify our county - creating belonging that transcends lines - borders - boundaries.

About Erasing Essex’s Borders
Stephanie Lawon-Muhammad founded Erasing Essex’s Borders in September 2019. She lives in South Orange with her husband and two daughters. She served two terms on the South Orange Maplewood School Board (2013 - 2019) and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the South Orange Community Police Collaborative. Stephanie is a Managing Director for Accenture and has had a 26 career in technology.


Artist ExhibitStrength in Creativity Outdoor Art Exhibit

Meadowland Park

Opens Tuesday, February 8, 2021
Zoom Discussion -TBD

Come take a stroll through our open door art exhibit celebrating black artists who live or work in the South Orange community. This exhibit, Strength in Creativity, looks at how our creativity makes our community stronger.  The body of work is focused on artists whose medium is photography, painting, drawing, and sculpting. Each piece will include the artist, title, and ways that you can connect with them to see additional work.