Montclair Race Amity Day is more than just an event. It’s an expression of an idea that against the odds of the differences and circumstances that divide us, together we are more than the sum of our parts.
Through music, spoken word, improv storytelling, arts & crafts, and tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, Montclair Race Amity Day will showcase the power and potential of uniting in friendship across race and culture to work toward equity, social justice and racial unity. A highlight of the event will be presenting the first Montclair Race Amity Awards honoring those who exemplify the spirit of amity and collaboration across culture and race.
And as an act of service to the community, attendees are encouraged to bring donations for Toni’s Kitchen and Human Needs Pantry, especially of rice, canned tuna, peanut butter, soup, canned beans and pasta sauce.
Race Amity Day is recognized and celebrated on the local level in communities across the country and at a state level in Massachusetts and South Carolina.
In 2019, the Montclair town council, at the request of the Montclair Baha’i Faith community, issued a proclamation that names the second Sunday in June as Race Amity Day in Montclair. This year, Race Amity Day falls on Sunday, June 11.
For more information about the effort toward a National Race Amity Day, please visit the National Center for Race Amity website.
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3rd Annual Montclair Race Amity Day Celebration
When: Sunday, June 11, 2023, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Where: Montclair History Center, 108 Orange Road (in the meadow behind the Crane House & Historic YWCA) Program details on the Montclair Race Amity Day event page
Who: Organized by the Montclair Race Amity Initiative, in collaboration with the Montclair History Center; the Montclair Baha’i Faith Community; The Mark Cares, Inc.
This FREE event is a day to celebrate what brings us together. All are welcome.