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:
Art & Poetry Challenge - the living, breathing proof of the power of the arts - is an annual competition hosted by the Racial Unity Team and the largest of its kind in the area. The Racial Unity Team awards up to a total of $2,800 in prize money to people of all age categories (elementary school, 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 and experienced by youth and adults. Venue Location Portsmouth Public Library. Display dates Sept 18 - Oct 18, 2021
Every New Hampshire and Seacoast area resident is invited to submit a Poem or Visual Work of Art inspired by a line chosen from Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb."
All submissions are due by September 1, 2021 and will be included in a virtual exhibit and displayed at the Portsmouth Library. Poetry winners may be asked to read their poem aloud and art winners to explain their inspiration in a video.
Poetry and art exhibit begins September 18.