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Wayne Action for Racial Equality


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.

2021 Timothy Barber Scholarship Awardees

The 2021 recipients are three African American graduating high school seniors who are actively addressing racism and using their talents to ensure the equal rights of all to achieve their potential.

Your Voice is Needed Now! Important Vote Tomorrow to Expand Wayne County Mental Health Services

W.A.R.E.'s Responses to the Derek Chauvin Verdict

W.A.R.E members have responded to the guilty verdict in the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd Jr. It is likely that more responses will be added.

Our Children, Our Responsibility

The cuffing and pepper spraying of our youth is a reminder of a much deeper crisis. We have failed and will continue to fail young people in distress until we recognize the problem in its entirety.

Timothy Leon Barber Continues to Touch Lives

Thanks to the role model Tim was, and the foresight of WARE, many African-American students throughout Wayne County have been assisted by the Timothy Barber Memorial Scholarship since 1989.

Gus Newport: Sixty Years of Activism for Racial Justice

Gus Newport, now in his mid-eighties, draws on his area roots for his continued activism for racial and social justice.

John Joyce: Community Leader

While he was with us here in Wayne County, John was a constant presence and influencer in the effort to make the county a racially just place.

Winifred Hodge

In continuation of WARE’s yearly celebration of Black History Month with weekly biographies of remarkable people, we will be celebrating local individuals by using their own words of wisdom.