The Duxbury Free Library and the Duxbury Interfaith Council will host a Race Amity Day celebration on the lawn of the Library, 77 Alden Street, Duxbury, Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 1 to 3pm. There will be games, art, music, and race amity educational materials. Duxbury Race Amity
Race Amity = Race [any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc…] + Amity [friendship; peaceful harmony]
About - The Duxbury Race Amity Committee (RAC) was formed during the summer of 2020 under the Duxbury Interfaith Council’s No Place for Hate initiative, inspired by the work and vision of the National Center for Race Amity (NCRA) which calls attention to the history of Race Amity in America and to promote the stories underlying cross racial/cultural friendships (i.e. race amity) rather than racial discrimination and oppression. Known as "The Other Tradition,” this view which is often ignored in history books is at the center of many instances where social justice has advanced. These are the stories from which inspiration can be found and include examples of well-known American heroes and those who worked closely with them such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Joshua Heschel, Cesar Chavez and Fred Ross, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett, etc.
Mission - Our mission is to educate the community about the rich tapestry of America’s history in order to engage in meaningful public discourse on race relations while charting a course toward friendship and unity.
Race Amity Day - 2nd Sunday in June - In 2021 the Town of Duxbury issued a proclamation to acknowledge in perpetuity the second Sunday in June as Race Amity Day. The purpose of Race Amity Day is to recognize that the people of our nation are its greatest asset. It will be a day for our community and neighborhoods to join together in reflection on the beauty and richness of our diverse cultures and ethnicities with the spirit of amity toward one another.
RAC welcomes other organizations, groups and individuals of all ages to partner, collaborate and work together towards our important work for racial unity. Please email us at email@example.com. For more information about Race Amity, please visit the National Center for Race Amity https://raceamity.org/
Duxbury Interfaith Council 781-934-8388 Box 1161 firstname.lastname@example.org Duxbury, MA 02331