Indigenous Peoples Day
Save the date Oct 11, 2021
Program Agenda 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions
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 with Kathleen Blake
Native Americans shares their story
Children’s Activity Table
Spoken Word and Song Writing for Social Change engages youth in telling stories of our culture’s racism and invites envisioning a neighborhood, workplace, and school without racism.
Building on their awareness of inequitable systems and actions that contradict our pledge of “liberty and justice for all,” participants will create a set of peaceful protest lyrics, hip hop, or spoken word poetry.
A living, breathing proof of the power of the arts. This annual competition sponsored by the Racial Unity Team is the largest of its kind in the area. We will award up to a total of $2,800 in prize money to artists of all ages (elementary, middle school, high school, and adult). The competition is designed to infuse into communities new energy, creativity, growth and understanding as to the true meaning of Racial Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice as seen by our youth and experienced by our adults.
For contest guidelines visit Contest Rules.
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. .
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.
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.
When EHS freshman Ingrid Janicki presented her research paper, Schools Need To Reexamine The Common English Curriculum, her teachers were blown away. Her essay is a powerful reminder that teachers “can change a student’s life by taking an active stance in adding healthy diversity to [their] classroom bookshelf.” This project seeks to do just that - aid teachers in adding diverse books to their classroom libraries by supplying the teacher with the winning entry a box of diverse novels geared toward their grade level.
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
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:
Description of the services:
Curriculum Building for Curriculum Planners and Social Studies Teachers.
Address and prevent racially motivated issues for school principals, SAU superintendents, administrative staff, and teachers.
Field trips and guided tours of historical sites in Exeter for students, teachers, parents and community groups.
Support Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) for students and teachers. Build understanding by taking the classroom into the community.
SAU 16 Anti-Discriminatory Task Force (ADTF). This is a wide-ranging group with the clear focus of eliminating discriminatory practices within the system as well as overseeing the development, maintenance, and execution of the plan under SB263.
The Racial Unity Team invites you to walk in the footsteps of Exeter’s earlier generations and explore the racial history of this town—the conflicts, concessions, and changes that have taken place over time.
This tour will explore how race has affected Exeter’s place in history.
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