The 2023 Art & Poetry Challenge exhibit “Untold Stories” the work of K-12 youth in our schools and communities throughout New Hampshire goes on display at the NH Art Association - Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St Portsmouth, NH 03801 starting October 2, through the month of October. The 2023 theme “A hidden past >>> an inclusive future,” encouraged submissions to uncover a rarely told story and express what they discover in a poem or artwork and how it helps move us toward a more inclusive future. Gallery hours are Monday, Closed | Tuesday to Thursday” 11 – 5 | Friday to Saturday 11 - 6 | Sunday 12 – 5.
This project provides an opportunity for the youth within the 30-mile radius of Stratham, NH to communicate via speech, poetry, and/or spoken word(including song) video, non-verbal about any topic they choose that falls under the theme “Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Resetting the Way We Think”.
To lerar more and how you can participate if you are a student in Grade 5-12 visit Youth Voices
Apply now for a chance to diversify your classroom library with $500! Each quarter, the racial unity team provides dozens of books that are aimed at diversifying and unifying the libraries of NH classrooms. Good luck to all teachers! https://forms.gle/KHQLokQpEu7n4fn38
Save the Date:
The day's events begin with a land acknowledgment. Native American representation at the event will be Denise and Paul Pouliot Denise is the Sag8moskwa (Head Female Speaker) and Paul is the Sag8mo (Head Male Speaker/Grand Chief) of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People headquartered in Alton, NH. Christine Nih'shaw author, storyteller and educator.
There is still time to catch the art & poetry display in Concord NH. If you have been to the exhibit let's hear from you. Be inspired by this year’s theme:
“A hidden past >>> an inclusive future.” To learn more use the link below.
On Saturday July 1, 2023 readers will deliver the famous speech "What to the American Slaves is Your Fourth of July." If you wish to participate email email@example.com
While reading Frederick Douglass’ work is a powerful experience for many, it is only one piece of the long-overdue conversations that our communities need to have. We hope that the readings will be a starting point for these difficult dialogues and that they will provide an opportunity for us to engage in deeper conversations that will lead to actions to help build more inclusive and just communities today.
Juneteenth Children's Program - Strawbery Bank, Portsmouth
The Racial Unity Team has teamed up with Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire to support Juneteenth celebrations that includes a children's program on June 17 from 12 noon-5:00 pm. To learn more visit https://blackheritagetrailnh.org/juneteenth-celebration-2023/
To volunteer at the children's table hosted by the Racial Unity Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
he Racial Unity Team Arts in Action collaboration with Exeter High School, CreativeMornings, and Hawk Talks takes place on Friday, May 12, 9:00-10:00 AM.
Noelle Grattan, CreativeMornings-Portsmouth, will be on location at Exeter High School to introduce the Arts in Action presentations. We are anticipating 150 students will attend the event hosted in the school auditorium. This year, the students have been appointed–but not required–to see their work result in Calls to Action or motivations to call for Next Steps.
The event will be live streamed on Blue Hawk TV, will be live on the Blue Hawk website, and/or by using the YouTube link released through school: https://youtube.com/live/CbNdAszj1j8?feature=share.
To learn more about Arts in Action and how it is changing the learning experience of high school students in New Hampshire.
Introducing the Comics Workshop with cartoonist Marek Bennett, held at the Little Indonesia Cultural Center. We are excited to see what you will create. If you would like to present your artwork in a short video after the workshop, we will ask for your approval and approval from a parent or guardian. If you have any questions, please contact the ICC at email@example.com REGISTER with this link https://tinyurl.com/4APFABKK
The 2021 event was to acknowledging their story: Exeter celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day with
Bring the Native American presence into the light:
- Exeter Historical Society
- American Independence Museum
- Exeter Public Library
- Racial Unity Team
Oral history of the Abenaki people
Native Americans shares their story
There's much to see and learn about how we are using the arts to create social change. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and the work of artist and poets in New Hampshire. We hope you enjoy what you see and read when you visit our virtual gallery. Y'all come back now.
Summer Reading lists are everywhere!. The Racial Unity Team's summer reading list is out. Discuss how books by authors of color expand our racial perspective. Invite your book group and select a list of titles to add to your list. Form a small group conversation with your own favorite book and questions!
Reach out to the Racial Unity Team if you need help with forming a small group or wish to learn more about how to start a small group.
Project Title: It’s More Than Skin Deep: Skin Color and Its Impact on Children.
The 2020 symposium was an examination of how our collective history as well as societal and parental influence have made an impact on children’s perception of themselves and others based solely on skin color; how that perception affects children’s well-being and eventual role in our changing society. .
On Saturday July 3, 2021 readers delivered the famous speech "What to the American Slaves is Your Fourth of July." You can watch the video and the message it delivers by clicking on the link provided.
You can also read the USA Today Network Article by clicking on the link.
Racial Unity Day 2021 will be celebrated center stage at the TEAM Equinox Festival on Saturday 18 September from 4-6 pm on Swasey Parkway as a celebration of the oneness of the human family. The Racial Unity Team works throughout each year on activities and educational programs to express support for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our communities. Our country and our world are in dire need of efforts to promote racial and cultural unity with diversity. We began these efforts in 2015 with a valiant team of volunteers and avid supporters. Please visit our website to learn more about us, or to volunteer:
This four-part series was brought to you in 2020 by the Racial Unity Team and Robinwood Center. It provided an understanding of racist language and definitions, a basic understanding of what systemic racism is and what it looks like, and how NH fits into this. You can view these videos below.
In light of national events, we used this Fireside Chat to discuss recent events and spend time healing. The goal of the night was to allow our community a sacred space to share thoughts, to perhaps become enlightened by new thoughts, and at best to spark the minds of the community to unite and lift each other up.
When: June 3, 2020. Click on See Video button