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Race Unity Day

On Race Unity Day, let's come together to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity for a brighter and more united future!
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Get ready to celebrate unity and diversity on Race Unity Day, which falls on the Second Sunday in June! This day has been observed since 1957, when it was first designated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. It serves as a reminder to embrace and celebrate our differences, and to promote harmony and understanding among all races. From community events to educational activities, there are many ways you can participate in this important holiday and make a positive impact towards building a more united world.

History of Race Unity Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Race Unity Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States first designated Race Unity Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Communal Celebrations Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Communities across America began organizing events, such as parades and picnics, to celebrate the day and promote unity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Race Unity Speech Awards</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first annual Race Unity Speech Awards were held, promoting youth involvement and thought leadership on race unity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The principles of Race Unity Day began to attract global attention as worldwide discussions about racial harmony became more prominent.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many Race Unity Day celebrations were held virtually, demonstrating unity and solidarity amid challenging times.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Race Unity Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a community race unity event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local community calendar for any events happening on Race Unity Day. Attend with friends and family to show your support for unity and diversity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a potluck with diverse dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and neighbors from different backgrounds to bring a dish to share at a potluck celebrating diversity. This is a great way to share cultures and learn about different traditions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a cultural fair</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather different communities and organizations to set up booths showcasing their cultures, traditions, and customs. This is a fun and interactive way to celebrate diversity and promote understanding.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Participate in a race for unity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local race or walk that supports diversity and unity and sign up to participate. You can also create a team with friends and family to show your support together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Start a conversation about race unity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use Race Unity Day as an opportunity to start open and honest conversations about race and diversity with friends, family, and colleagues. This can help promote understanding and bring people closer together.</p></div></div>

Why Race Unity Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Celebrating diversity and promoting unity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Race Unity Day is a chance to celebrate the differences that make us unique while also promoting unity and understanding among different races and cultures. It's a day to recognize and appreciate the beauty of diversity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raising awareness and sparking conversations</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Race Unity Day brings attention to important issues related to race and discrimination. It's a day to have open and honest conversations about these topics, leading to greater understanding and empathy for one another.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promoting a more inclusive society</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By celebrating Race Unity Day, we are promoting the idea of inclusivity and acceptance for all individuals, regardless of their race or ethnicity. It's a step towards creating a more equitable and harmonious society for everyone.</p></div></div>

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2023

Jun 11

Sunday

2024

Jun 9

Sunday

2025

Jun 8

Sunday

2026

Jun 14

Sunday

2027

Jun 13

Sunday

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