Welcome

Very simply, we are a volunteer organization that seeks to build unity within our community through activities, projects, partnerships and collaborations which lift up and celebrate diversity, inclusion and appreciation, and respect for our differences.

We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us if you would like to join our efforts.

From left to right: Chairperson, Dr. Alpha Alexander; The Rev. Scherry Fouke, Member; Anna Tursich, member; Patrice Conway, Vice-Chair; Pauletta Thomas, member; Sami Barile, Founder and Sec/Treas.

From left to right: Chairperson, Dr. Alpha Alexander; The Rev. Scherry Fouke, Member; Anna Tursich, member; Patrice Conway, Vice-Chair; Pauletta Thomas, member; Sami Barile, Founder and Sec/Treas.

The organization was established in 2008 by then city mayor, Barbara “Sami” Barile as the Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity. In 2010 we became part of the Rose Center family of organizations and changed our name to Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity.

Although we are not operated by city government, we continue to maintain significant connection with that entity and see our work within the context of building awareness and relationships within our community as public service and commitment to justice. We believe this is best done by celebrating the gifts that the diversity of our population provides.

Opening ourselves to learn about others and be able to celebrate differences is especially important for our population and history.

Our Mission:

To acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our community and to promote acceptance and understanding among its residents.

Our Vision:

To make Morristown a city where all individuals are equally valued solely “by the content of their character,” and are welcomed and celebrated for the uniqueness they contribute to the community.

Our slogan is “…Promoting unity within the community”

To download a brochure describing our projects and events, click here