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Lynnfield celebrates “Race Amity Day”



Sponsored by Lynnfield for Love, day seeks to promote unity

On a hot day last Sunday, friends of the group Lynnfield for Love joined on the town common for the purpose of observing “Race Amity Day,” a state (now town) holiday dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the Commonwealth. Thanks to a proclamation issued by the Selectmen, Race Amity Day is now the second Sunday in June.

“It’s important to celebrate diversity,” said Jenn Lupien, president of the group. “Through friendships, we can really get to hear each other and understand each other’s point of view. Through friendships, we can make sure every voice is being heard and represented in town.”

The event observes the “multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial citizens” in the town and Commonwealth, and encourages citizens to “join in introspection and reflection on the beauty and richness of the diverse peoples of this great nation while reaching out with a spirit of amity toward one another,” according to the proclamation, which was read by youngster Sonia Kumar at the event. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed a picnic with refreshments, music and good company, of course.

Lynnfield for Love is a new group that seeks to spread kindness and acceptance. The group will be holding a multicultural event in the fall and hopes to every year, according to VP Neha Pareek. Stay updated on events with Lynnfield for Love on Facebook.

By Melanie Higgins

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