June 10, 2018 – Foxborough Race Amity Day Event at Orpheum / MRPAC (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Massachusetts Race Amity Day is observed on the second Sunday in June. This first in the nation legislation was passed in 2015 and signed into law and celebrated in a State House ceremony with Governor Charlie Baker in February of 2016.
In observance of Race Amity Day 2018, as proclaimed by the Governor of Massachusetts, the Foxborough Race Amity Day Committee is pleased to announce the showing of the TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson, “We need to talk about an injustice.” at the Orpheum / Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center on Race Amity Day, Sunday, June 10 at 12 noon – 3 pm. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities. Light refreshments and discussion will follow after the film at the Orpheum located at 1 School Street, Foxborough.
The Race Amity Day Act 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 are its greatest asset, to recognize that 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.”
Also visit National Center for Race Amity