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Wayne Action for Racial Equality


Books Added to Newark Library W.A.R.E Collection

Five new books are available in the WARE Collection at Newark Library.

Butler Mural Dedication: Samuel Ward and Antoinette Brown

Commemorating historic contributions of Ward as the first African-American minister in Wayne County and Brown as the first woman ordained in the United States

2022 Timothy Barber Memorial Scholarship Awardees

Wayne Action for Racial Equality is pleased to announce the three area graduating high school seniors who have been awarded 2022 Timothy Barber Scholarships.

June 2022 Additions to the Newark Library W.A.R.E. Collection

Four new titles in Newark Library's W.A.R.E. Book Collection are available to library patrons.

Juneteenth Justice Celebration

Announcing a Juneteenth Celebration event co-sponsored by Grace!, Rural Migrant Ministry, and Wayne Action for Racial Equality.

Town of Sodus Historical Society Juneteenth Celebration

The Sodus Historical Society invites you to Juneteenth presentations on June 9 and June 11.

School Board Elections: May 17, 2022

On May 17 across the county and state are important elections for school board members and school budgets. Across the county, the state, and the nation, the divide between ideologies is growing.

New for May 2022 in the Newark Library and W.A.R.E. Book Collection

Newark Library announces the May addition of 5 new book titles that address topics such as racial justice, dignity, racism's impact on youth, and uncompensated African American contributions.

Newest Additions to the Newark Library W.A.R.E. Collection

New titles recently added to the Newark Library's WARE Collection include the first children's book to be included in the collection.

The Tulsa Race Massacre, a two-part series at the Newark Public Library

The PBS documentary film, Tulsa, the Fire and the Forgotten, and discussion based on either of two books: The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth, or Black Bird in the Sky by Brandy Colbert


"Calls in Sodus for banning a classic work (The Bluest Eye) by renown African American author, Tony Morrison,... " This and other challenges "can be discouraging, but there has been progress."

2022 Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

On January 17, WARE's annual Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration was co-hosted virtually by Sodus Third UMC, the Village of Sodus and Finger Lakes Community Schools.

W.A.R.E. Announcing Upcoming 2022 Events and Anticipated Events/Opportunities

Here are some of Wayne Action for Racial Equality's plans for 2022.

January Additions to the Newark Library WARE Book Collection

The Newark Public Library announces five new titles in their WARE Collection.

Sodus Board of Education Unanimously Defeats Attempt to Ban Morrison Novel

At the February meeting, WARE members were apprised of an attempt in the Sodus School District to ban a novel by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye. This was unanimously defeated by the BOE.

Anti-racism Curriculum is Essential for Every K-16 Program

This article was written by Jim Wood and endorsed by the two other instructors of W.A.R.E.'s Anti-racism Summer Workshop, provided each summer for educators and others from Wayne County communities.

New additions to the WARE Collection at the Newark Public Library

Friends of the Newark Public Library received an anonymous donation for books by historian, novelist, and journalist Joel Augustus Rogers. The NPL's WARE Collection now includes some of his works.

A request from the Geneva Women’s Assembly to defend those who stand up for police accountability:

The Geneva Women's Assembly hopes to get more than a thousand to sign a petition and a hundred or more at a rally on Wednesday, July 7, at 6 PM, outside the City Council Meeting.