I support establishing Race Amity Day as a national commemorative day on the second Sunday in June.
- Race Amity Day is an opportunity to celebrate interracial friendship and showcase the power of interracial partnerships to foster lasting and powerful social change.
- Race amity is a tradition of close interracial partnership and collaboration that has served throughout our history as the moral counterweight to the dominant tradition of racism and oppression.
- Each year, Race Amity Day is celebrated in cities and towns across America with arts and music festivals, public meetings, service projects, leadership symposiums, and other observances.
- At the state level, four states (Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Michigan and Connecticut) have established Race Amity Day in perpetuity, while three other states have proclaimed Race Amity Day on at least one occasion. Nearly 60 cities and counties in 17 states have also issued Race Amity Day proclamations.
For these reasons, the U.S. Congress should pass a joint Congressional resolution establishing Race Amity Day in perpetuity, building on the U.S. Senate’s 2016 resolution “designating June 12, 2016, as a national day of racial amity and reconciliation.”