F.U.N. sponsors Race Unity Day program June 13

| June 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, June 13, F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) is scheduled to host Cross Cultural Families, Past, Present, and Future—A Race Unity Day Celebration in collaboration with The Bahá’í Community of Fort Wayne and It Is Well With My Soul of the Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College, Ball State University at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.

David Douglas is scheduled to a presentation on the book, “Marriage Beyond Black and White: An Interracial Family Portrait.” The public is invited to hear this powerful story of challenge and triumph in the marriage between his white mother and black father. The book is a poignant and sometimes painful look at what it was like to be an interracial couple in the United States when interracial marriage was outlawed in 27 states and was regarded as anathema in the rest.

Douglas is an educator (elementary school teacher and adjunct faculty), speaker, diversity consultant and co-author of this book (with his mother, the late Barbara Douglas). He lives in Holland, Mich., with his wife and three children.

Race Unity Day is observed worldwide by Bahá’ís and others with meetings and discussions. The day was begun in 1957 by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States. The purpose of the day is to promote racial harmony and understanding. It is celebrated annually on the second Sunday in June.

Cost to attend: 50 cents for room setup. Lunch is available ranging in price from $6 to $10.  To RSVP call Dr. Ruby Cain at 765-285-9126 or email at rcain@bsu.edu.

F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) originated with Study Circles Alumni in 2001. The focus is informal social gatherings of interracial participants, focusing on friendship and increased cultural awareness and understanding. Next F.U.N. Friday is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 11.

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