Weston Town Green
All are welcome!
This year, initial co-sponsors from St. Julia Parish Social Justice Commission, Weston United Methodist Church, First Parish Weston, Weston Wayland Interfaith Action Group, and Racial Justice Advocates of First Parish Lincoln are organizing the Race Amity Festival on the Weston Town Green, from 6pm to 7:30pm, in honor of Race Amity Day.
This hope-filled evening will include diverse, artistic and cultural presentations, music, and speakers. The Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Roland Gibson, whose lifetime service to advance social justice includes, among other noteworthy achievements, the development of the Weston-METCO program as a model for voluntary school desegregation.
What is Race Amity Day?
Through the efforts of the National Center for Race Amity (www.raceamity.org), Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker signed into law H 2745, Chapter 163, Acts of 2015 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, establishing the Second Sunday in June annually as Race Amity Day. In part, the Race Amity Day canon states:
“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.”
We believe this festival is worthy of recognition of the entire community, and we warmly invite all to join in this special occasion. Please bring your own outdoor seating.
(Weston Town Green is across from 11 Town House Rd., Weston, MA). Rain Indoor Location: St Julia Parish Center, across from the Green.
We thank all our co-sponsors! For information about the Festival, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the National Center for Race Amity to get involved!