Families of different ethnicities will celebrate Racial Friendship Day on Sunday in Largo
LARGO, Fla. — It’s a celebration of racial diversity and inclusion. This Sunday, families of different races and ethnicities will come together to celebrate Race Amity Day at the Heritage Village in Largo from 1 to 4 p.m.
“Music, so we’ll make you want to dance. We have jazz music. We have a group that will open for us. We have activities for children like creating crafts about friendship, friendship and love, said Karia Wiggins, one of the organizers of the Pinellas Race Friendship Day celebration this year.
Race Amity is celebrated every second Sunday in June to focus on friendships between people of different races. It’s also a time to come together to share different cultural experiences and have fun while doing it.
Matthew Weihmuller is a saxophonist and he will be one of the musicians in Sunday’s event. He told me what racial friendship means to him, as a musician, who has played with different types of people all over the world. “There have been cases where there may be six different people of different races, ethnicities, cultures and we may not be able to communicate verbally by talking to each other because we all speak different languages, but we speak the global language of music,” Weihmuller said. .
Weihmuller said he was interested in performing at this event because he believes in the diversity of our communities. “I have held several positions on several diversity, equity and inclusion boards. I went to a performing arts high school and have a lot of friends with many rich cultural backgrounds,” Weihmuller said.
Sunday’s Race Amity event will be hosted by our very own Lauren St. Germaine and Anthony Hill.