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Barnstable Unity Day – Slideshow

Unity Day, Barnstable
Written by Brian Tarcy

HYANNIS – The Fourth Annual Unity Day was, perhaps, the feel-good event of the summer.

Held on the Hyannis Village Green, the event started four years ago as a response by ten local men, who call themselves “People Of Action,” to rising tensions nationally and locally between police and minority commuties.

As Will Ford, one of the members said, “We’re not just talking about change. We’re taking action.”

That action was as simple, and as complicated, as organizing this fun community event featuring music, free food, games, face painting and simple acts of kindness all over the Village Green.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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