EXETER —Among the most active communities in New Hampshire focused on advancing relationships among people of different racial identities, Exeter will again be the site of Racial Unity Day on Sat., September 28. The fifth annual event is a fun-filled day of music, food, conversation, art, poetry and a special children’s program. Event organizers have designed this year’s event as a call to explore “What’s one small thing I can do for racial unity?”
Following a 9:30 a.m. walking tour about the racial history of the people of Exeter, at 10:30 a.m. everyone is invited to sessions exploring three key topics: “White Privilege, What is It?”, “What’s Happening in Our Schools?” and “Making Outdoor Recreation More Racially Inclusive,” with friends from the Nature Conservancy.
The Art & Poetry Contest, featuring submissions by school-aged children and adults, will address themes of Racial Unity, Racial Identity, Challenges of Racial Inclusiveness, and Racial (In)justice.
New this year is I Am a Granite Stater—the opportunity to tell one’s story by recording a 5-10 minute interview about positive and challenging moments living in New Hampshire as a person of color and/or as an immigrant. Courtesy of Exeter TV.
A Taste of Diversity features food that represents the ethnic diversity in our community. Bring the family and come enjoy your
selection of foods prepared in participating Exeter restaurants.
The day ends with a town hall meeting at 2:00 p.m. that explores How to Raise Kids in Race Consciousness and then a celebratory finale.
So save the date, and plan to join the Racial Unity Team and your neighbors on September 28 at Exeter Town Hall. Visit RUT at https://racialunityteam.com/racial-unity-day, contact Ken Mendis at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 603-263-6511, or visit Racial Unity Team on Facebook.