The Amherst Town Council recently voted to approve the Annual Race Amity Day Proclamation.
Council sponsor: Councilor Alisa Brewer with Community sponsor: Ash Hartwell, Amherst Citizens for Racial Amity Now (CRAN)
WHEREAS, the greatest asset of the Town of Amherst is its people; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Amherst holds dear the motto of the United States of America, E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one), recognizing the principle of the oneness of humankind and the rich cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of its inhabitants; and
WHEREAS, civility, respect, kindness, and friendship are commonly shared values of the collective citizenry of the Town of Amherst; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Amherst invites communities and neighborhoods to join in reflection on the beauty and richness of our diverse cultures and ethnicities while reaching out with a spirit of amity toward one another; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 163 of Acts of 2015 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts establishes the second Sunday in June annually as Race Amity Day; and
WHEREAS, Amherst Town Meeting voted Article 29 of the May 20, 2015 session of the Annual Town Meeting to establish the second Sunday of June as Race Amity Day and urged all the people of Amherst to recognize this event and to celebrate its annual observance.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Amherst Town Council hereby proclaims Sunday June 13, 2021 to be Race Amity Day: A Celebration of Oneness of the Human Family.
Voted on May 17, 2021 by the Amherst Town Council | Race Amity Day Annual Proclamation (PDF)
A Race Amity Day Celebration will be held virtually on Sunday, June 13th at 4:00 PM: