Save the Dates!
Marking the Centennial year of the First Race Amity Conference
We invite you to join us in Dayton-Columbus-Akron, and everywhere else!
Links for online participation coming soon.
Sunday, June 13, 2-4pm: Interconnected Picnic
A fun-filled and uplifting opportunity for Multifaith/Multicultural “Interconnected Picnic” — 2–4pm
Dayton picnic 1-5pm @ Delco Park, Kettering
Brief presentations 2-4pm celebrating our Unity in Diversity — Faith Perspectives on what Race Amity means to us, as well as Artistic/Cultural Presentations.
Wednesday, June 16: The Importance and History of the Underground Railroad
Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, President, Ohio Council of Churches
Saturday, June 19: The Significance of Juneteenth
Then (1865) to Now (2021)
Reflections on Freedom Since Emancipation
Dr Eric Dozier, Cultural Activist, and Theomusicologist
5:30 — Begin: Opportunity to engage our children & youth
7pm — Snack & stretch break and invitation for participant offerings of songs/poems & other social justice related artistic contributions
7:30-9pm — Present day focus
Reflections, meditations and mournings on freedom are part and parcel of this Black Cultural Arts and Dialogue 2-part presentation. From the Spirituals that sit at the root of the vision for a better day to the laments of the unknown black youth who have rallied the world to their side we hear the tones as they continue to rise up before God as a prayer for deliverance from chains. This is a two-part (90 min each) program, the first focusing on the early significance and challenges of Emancipation, the second looking at where that process has, and is taking us in today’s society.
Watch Baha’i Perspectives — Eric Dozier On Oppression
Sunday, June 20: Special Juneteenth Sermon
Rev. Dr. Eric H. Brown Pastor, Woodland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Stay tuned for information on additional programming in between these key events! Including a possible evening of artistic expressions geared to social justice concerns.
Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton