A Celebration of Friendship

What is Race Amity Day?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the Sudbury Board of Selectmen have declared the second Sunday in June annually "Race Amity Day". Race Amity Day is a day to celebrate friendships - our own and those of historical figures - that bridge the racial divide.

 

This year's celebration will take place on June 9, 2019 from 1:30-5:00 P.M. at Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. All events are FREE.

Please join us for one or more events!

Jun 09, 2019

1:30-2:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Join us for a reading of the Race Amity Day Proclamation by Chair of the Board of Selectmen Dan Carty and welcoming words about friendship from Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix.

Location: Goodnow Library Community Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

Jun 09, 2019

2:00-4:00 PM

An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition (film screening and facilitated discussion)

Join us for a screening of the film "An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition" produced by Sudbury resident Dr. William H. "Smitty" Smith, Ed.D., Director of the National Center for Race Amity and former principal of Curtis Middle School (2:00-3:00). The film will be immediately followed by a discussion facilitated by educators and Sudbury residents Judy Merra and Elli Stern (3:00-4:00). Parental discretion advised: The beginning of the film may not be appropriate for all audiences. Use the film trailer as a guide.

Location: Goodnow Library Community Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

Jun 09, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Family Drop-in Storytime and Craft

Drop-in as a family to enjoy some special books about friendship and a craft with Sudbury resident Susan Abrams, a former Lincoln second-grade teacher and Wayland principal.

Location: Goodnow Library Children's Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

Jun 09, 2019

4:00-4:45 PM

A Gathering of Friends

Join us for a Gathering of Friends celebration and closing ceremony.

Location: Goodnow Library Community Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

Jun 09, 2019

1:00-5:00 PM

History of Race Amity in Sudbury (handout)

Pick up a one-page "History of Race Amity in Sudbury" when you attend any of our scheduled events. Prepared by the Sudbury Historical Society.

Location: Goodnow Library Community Room and Children's Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

Jun 09, 2019

1:00-5:00 PM

Self-guided Exploration of Friendship and Race Amity (library display)

Books can serve as mirrors of our own experience or windows into the lives of others. Enjoy a collection friendship-themed books selected by Children's Librarian Amy Stimac for Race Amity Day. Browse and borrow your favorite books from the endcap display in the Children's Department.

Location: Goodnow Library Children's Department, 21 Concord Road., Sudbury

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