Martin Luther King, Jr.

ABOUT US
OUR MISSION

The Community Race Relations Coalition is

a diverse group of citizens and organizations whose mission is to promote racial

and cultural awareness through dynamic outreach to strengthen our community.

“We often hate each other because we fear each other; we fear each other because we don’t know each other; we don’t know each other because we cannot communicate;

we cannot communicate because we are separated.”

The Community Race Relations Coalition is a diverse group of citizens and organizations based in Waco, Texas whose mission is to promote racial and cultural awareness through dynamic outreach to strengthen our community.

                         CRRC BOARD

Jan Barger, Activity Facilitator
Delisa Burnell Smith
Steve Cook,
Board Treasurer
Paige Davis, Secretary
Dr. Bill Falco
Gigi Green-Bowie
J. P. Johnson
Dr. Bob Kinney
Stephanie Martinez

Noey Meza

April Neal
Dr. Stephen Reid
,
Board Vice Chair and

          Chair of Board Development Committee
Katherine Turner-Pearson
José Villanueva,
Chair, Policies and Procedures

          Committee and Board Development Committee
Jo Welter, Board Chair

          EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS
Mike Babers
Michael Jones,
Webmaster

Dr. Scheherazade Perkins

The coalition grew out of community-wide dialogues on race relations held in 1999 and 2000.  The first dialogue consisted of small facilitated groups in which participants shared personal experiences, identified areas in need

of change, and prioritized action steps.

The second dialogue consisted of workshops focused on needs identified in the first dialogue.  One workshop generated the idea of a coalition to continue efforts to work for improved

race relations in our community.

To facilitate this, the Waco Mayor called together a group of community leaders in October, 2000 to begin the organization of the Coalition.

After a year of informal meetings, the coalition adopted bylaws and elected a board.

It is expected that Directors attend monthly Board meetings on the first Thursday of each month from 5:15 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. at Neighborhood Works unless otherwise excused.  CRRC notices are generally accessed on the website. It is expected that Directors have a working knowledge of internet computing and have access to email.

The CRRC Board of Directors consists of 15 Directors plus 3 Ex-Officio (non-voting) members. The Directors serve staggered 2-year terms (7 or 8 elected each year). The Executive Committee consists of 4 Officers

(Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) elected yearly.

Elections are held at the September meeting of the entire CRRC membership. The Board delegates tasks and duties to Committees which carry on the business of the CRRC. Each Director is expected to serve on at least one Committee (and most likely chair one). Committees consist of at least one Director to chair the given committee plus any number of individual CRRC members.

“We often hate each other because we fear each other; we fear each other because we don’t know each other; we don’t know each other because we cannot communicate; 

we cannot communicate because

we are separated.”

OUR GOALS

EDUCATION
Provide opportunities for adults

and young people to learn to accept, respect and include people of other ethnicities and cultures.

LEADERSHIP:
Promote the transformation of Waco into a community where

racial differences are accepted, understood and embraced.

SOCIALIZATION:
Make social interaction between racially and culturally diverse persons commonplace within the Waco community.

Community Race Relations Coalition
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P.O. Box 824
Waco, TX 76703-0824

(254) 717-7309