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Race Amity Day
- Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Time: 6:00pm–7:30pm
- Location: Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, MA 02493
First Parish is happy to be one of the co-sponsors of the Race Amity Day at the Weston Community Center on Sunday, June 11th.
This hope-filled evening will include diverse, artistic and cultural presentations, music, and speakers. The featured speaker is Chief Wunnanumwau Tom Frederick, and the event will include a drum performance by Cornell Coley, international drummer & educator.
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We continue to be inspired by the spirit of Race Amity Day, as outlined by Gov. Charlie Baker:
“The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Sunday in June as Massachusetts Race Amity Day to recognize that the people of the Commonwealth is comprised of multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial citizens, and to encourage friendship, collegiality, civility, respect and kindness as the commonly shared ideals of the collective citizenry of the commonwealth by joining with communities across the United States to reflect on the beauty and richness of the diverse peoples of this great nation while reaching out with a spirit of amity toward one another annually and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.”
The National Center for Race Amity uses the cultivation of race amity as its key tool toward its end goal in advancing access, equity, social justice, and unity.
“Race relations in America will not substantially improve unless the public discourse on race moves beyond the blame-grievance-rejection framework to one that recognizes and celebrates our ability to overcome racial prejudice through association, amity, and collaboration.”