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New! Hingham Families of Color Group

Hingham Families of Color is an intercultural, interethnic community group that welcomes Hingham residents who are Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Arab, and Native American, as well as families with children of color and biracial couples.

2020-08-11T17:52:34-04:00August 11th, 2020|News|

Welcoming Statement and Images from Stand Up for Unity Event

The Hingham Unity Council was formed to create a space for conversation, to unify our community, and to support Hingham residents and guests who have been marginalized and treated unjustly throughout history. In an essay that he wrote days before he passed away, John Lewis wrote: “When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”

2020-08-03T09:37:40-04:00August 2nd, 2020|Hingham Unity Council Events|

Hingham Unity Council Statement Concerning Thin Blue Line Flags on Town Property

The Hingham Unity Council was formed to encourage people to have meaningful, in-person discussions about our differences; to hear each other’s perspectives and experiences; to gain understanding; to promote empathy and support for all of our community members. The members of the HUC are distressed by the discourse on social media surrounding the Thin Blue Line flag displayed on Hingham fire trucks. We don’t believe this is what Hingham stands for. We believe Hingham stands with our Weymouth neighbors as they mark the anniversary of the death of Officer Chesna in a horrific killing as he upheld his duty to serve and protect. We believe Hingham stands with our Black community as they protest unjustified killings of Black men and woman and demand systemic reform. We believe Hingham stands with our police and first responders. We believe Hingham stands for the right to question public officials, existing policies and status quo. We believe Hingham stands for civility and empathy, even when we disagree. We believe Hingham can stand together to grieve and remember all of the men and women whose lives were taken too soon. We urge everyone in the Hingham community to push their capacity for empathy a bit further and consider entering into a deeper, interpersonal dialogue beyond the world of social media. Let’s listen more and post less. The Hingham Unity Council supports the current decision of our town officials to remove the Thin Blue Line flag from town property until there is a more complete understanding reached about the significance of its display and what it represents to all members of the Hingham community. In the upcoming months the HUC will continue to present opportunities for this type of dialogue and exchange and hope you will join us.

2020-07-29T10:08:10-04:00July 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Community Reading & Virtual Discussion of Stamped

Community reading and discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Open to ages 13+.  Book will be provided in honor of Dr. Holly Carter & Dr. Caitlin Slodden, leaders of Sacred Ground at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Full details and registration here.

2020-07-03T11:22:23-04:00June 18th, 2020|Hingham Unity Council Events|

Facebook Live Event to Celebrate Juneteenth-Friday, June 19th at 7:30pm

Join us for a brief overview of the history of this holiday and why we celebrate it with Hingham High School history teacher Ben Loucheim. We’ll also include ways to celebrate and honor this day. This holiday recognizes the ending of slavery in the United States 155 years ago.

2020-07-01T17:44:45-04:00June 16th, 2020|Past Events|
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