2014: Celebrating Women in The Other Tradition

“The great work we have to do and for which this conference is called is the establishment of amity between the white and colored people of our land. When we have put our own house in order, then we may be trusted to carry the message of universal peace to all mankind.”

-Mission Statement: First National Race Amity Conference, May 21, 1921, Washington, D.C.

November 14-15, 2014
Four Points Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Norwood, MA

1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
Located between Boston and Providence and easily accessible from both airports.


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2014 Feature: DEFAMATION, A play by Todd Logan

Artwork DefamationThumbThis year’s Conference will feature a performance of the unique and compelling play, DEFAMATION.  This interactive courtroom drama will challenge your prejudices and conceptions of race, religion, and class.  DEFAMATION is an old-fashioned courtroom drama. The premise is a civil suit: A South Side Chicago African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether or not she was falsely accused of stealing his watch, causing her financial harm.  Following the trial, audience members engage in deliberations on a verdict and a post-show discussion with the playwright and cast.

DEFAMATION, written by Todd Logan, has been performed more than 125 times and seen by more than 18,500 people across the nation.  DEFAMATION will be a featured plenary session at the 2014 Conference.  A limited number of tickets for this Conference event will be available to non-Conference goers, who may purchase tickets through the Conference Registration site.

DEFAMATION Performance & Talk Back: Saturday, November 15, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Visit the DEFAMATION website for more information about this special feature of the 2014 National Race Amity Conference.


Race Amity and The Other Tradition

The perspective of “the other tradition” is that in America’s racial history the dominant tradition of racism has always had a parallel moral counterweight that promoted access, equity, and social justice. This moral counterweight holds at its core humanistic and spiritual values accentuated by amity and close cross-racial/cross-cultural collaboration which in contrast to racism is “the other tradition.”
More about the other tradition…

Thomas Garrett and Harriet Tubman MLK and Abraham Joshua Heshel Caesar Chavez and Fred Ross


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