Holocaust Remembrance 2023
The Town of Concord’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance, co-sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council, was held on Sunday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Concord Town House.
This year, we were honored to welcome Sara Cohen, a member of Concord’s Kerem Shalom. Sara was born in Athens, Greece in 1948 to parents who had survived the Holocaust. The Cohens emigrated to the United States in 1956 and settled in Boston. Sara was an art teacher and grant writer in the Boston Public Schools for 32 years and was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. In her retirement, she began a second career creating documentaries, specializing in interviewing Holocaust survivors in an effort to memorialize their stories. Her documentaries have been featured in local cable TV programs and have been presented in numerous venues in Boston, New York, Athens and Israel. Sara shared her family’s story and reflected on growing up in the Boston area as a child of Holocaust survivors and as an immigrant from Greece.
The event was recorded and is available to view on YouTube by clicking the button below:
Photo, Court Booth
This year’s Race Amity Day Community Potluck will be on June 11th at the Alcott Elementary School in Concord.
WE ARE THE FLOWERS OF ONE GARDEN, THE LEAVES OF ONE TREE, AND THE WAVES OF ONE OCEAN.
The Race Amity Day planning committee is excited to host a community potluck and games at the Alcott Elementary School on Sunday, June 11th, 2023, at 1:00 pm. All families and citizens of the town (Boston, Concord, and Carlisle) are encouraged to help celebrate the beauty and diversity of our town and school district. Click here to RSVP and/or volunteer.
In 2015, Governor Baker declared the observation of Race Amity Day, and the Massachusetts legislature signed into law an act proclaiming the second Sunday in June as “Race Amity Day” and encouraged communities throughout the commonwealth to host events that seek to bring people of different races and cultures together in a spirit of friendship and collaboration.
Here in Concord, the Town Select Board has declared June 11, 2023, as Race Amity Day and will read a proclamation at our community potluck.
Click here for more information about Race Amity Day.
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Emergency Shelter for Families Experiencing Homelessness
Families have begun to arrive for medium and long-term stays at the Emergency Shelter at the Best Western on Elm Street in Concord. If you are looking for ways to help, please click on the buttons below to go to The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and/or The Town of Concord websites where there is updated information on how you can help.
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