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Wayne Action for Racial Equality


We form ad-hoc planning and strategizing committees to counteract instances of racism as they arise. Ad-hoc committees meet with elected officials to influence public policy, sponsor and conduct public forums, and stage actions to raise public awareness to advance our mission. In addition, standing committees include:

Tim Barber Memorial Scholarship Fund

annually awards scholarships to graduating students of color who further our mission and embody the ideals of one of WARE's founding members, Tim Barber. Over $50,000 have been distributed since 1989.

The Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee

has planned Wayne County's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration since the official federal holiday began in 1987. We have a long-term commitment to celebrate the accomplishments of people who struggle (or have struggled) against racism as well as conducting youth leadership activities as part of the day.

Migrant Support Services

supports the needs of the farm worker community in Wayne County. WARE works with agencies and advocacy groups at the State and Federal level to advocate for the migrant and immigrant communities.

The WARE Writers' Group

influences public discussion with social media posts, opinion pieces in local print media and distributes position papers on social justice issues.