Following on the success of last year’s event, People of Action, the Barnstable Police Department and Town of Barnstable will present Barnstable Unity Day at the Hyannis Village Green on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. The event is intended to engage the community and local police together in a free celebration including food, music, children’s activities and raffles.
Andre and Jesse Barboza, two brothers from Hyannis, have reached out to Police Chief Paul MacDonald once again about holding a community gathering in light of events making headlines around the country. Barnstable Unity Day is intended for all members of the community to join together peacefully with the Barnstable Police to show a mutual appreciation for one another while enjoying a fun day in the heart of the Town of Barnstable at the Hyannis Village Green.
People of Action is a group formed by Jesse Barboza. It is a group of people who decided to come together and take action in making this community one of which we can all be proud. People of Action is addressing the issues head-on and working together to make a difference. Starting with the youth, People of Action is teaching them from their mistakes and trying to provide them with more resources and opportunities to be successful.
Jesse Barboza said, “This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate our differences. We may not always see eye to eye, but we must learn to build trust and respect amongst one another.”
Andre Barboza said, “We all want to create a solution for our issues, but we have to understand this community belongs to all of us and we must work together.”
The event is open to all and will include free food, music and activities for all ages.
Please bring your own chairs and blankets.
For more information or if you are interested in helping with this event you may contact Andre Barboza at 347-638-0206 or the Barnstable Police Department at 508-778-3800.