Boston Race Amity Day Celebration on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

One of the first Race Amity Conferences in the nation held in New York City in 1930 by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of New York City and the New York Urban League

First off, be sure to check out this article from the Boston Globe on the excited National Race Amity Conference that happened this weekend at Wheelock College. There were a cavalcade of amazing speakers and presenters and the discussions were inspiring and informative. The challenge will be to continue to take the knowledge and insight gained through this experience and to broaden the scope of the amazing work that is already being done to try and achieve true race amity in the nation and in the world.  

Next, if you didn’t have the chance to attend the conference, but would like to get in on the love, check out the Race Amity Day Celebration happening today:

Boston Race Amity Day Celebration on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

After passing of the Joint Resolution of Congress and Presidential Proclamation establishing National Race Amity Day an inaugural celebration will be in Boston on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway on June 12, 2011. An overview of the event is below:

Sunday Morning – Race Amity Sunday morning services at Old South Church and other places of worship in Boston and the metro area.
Race Amity Day Celebration Begins - Rose Kennedy Greenway
1PM – 6PM

Vice President Joe Biden
Governor Deval Patrick
Mayor Thomas Menino
Musical Performances
Foods of a Thousand Tastes
Spoken Word
Children's Theater
"What is Race?" Exhibit
Hip Hop
Art Exhibits
Amity Games

In addition to the fun and joy of inspirational messages, enriching entertainment and culinary experiences, the Greenway event will have a singular, simple objective:

To encourage attendees to seek out a person of a racial or ethnic background different from their

own and commit to some form of future interaction.

The interaction can be by
Cell or telephone
Text messaging
A shared coffee
Lunch or dinner
Home visit
Or other personal rendezvous within two weeks of the celebration on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

This request will be widely publicized before and during the Greenway celebration and asked of men, women, and children. Participants will be asked to use the website, www.Greenwayamity.org, to register their shared actions.

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