1st-ZERO Discrimination Day, 8th-International Women’s Day, 21st-Eliminate Racial Discrimination, 25th-Remember the Victims of Slavery. These are the days in March 2021 to learn, reflect, choose to come together as inclusive communities.
Zero Discrimination Day. On Zero Discrimination Day for 2021, UNAIDS is highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that continue to persist around the world. Read more
International Women’s Day A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge. Read more
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, any doctrine of racial superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous and must be rejected”
“Youth standing up against racism” is the 2021 theme. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Read more
International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
2021 Theme: “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice” The theme reflects the global movement to end injustices whose roots lie in the slave trade. The theme highlights the importance of educating about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery, to bring about an acknowledgment of slavery’s impact on the modern world, and action to address its long-lasting effects. The theme guides the programme’s development of educational outreach and remembrance to mobilize action against prejudice, racism and injustice. Read more
Just Released on February 25, 2021; Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting, dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements.
Co-authored by activists & scholars from diverse communities, this resource will assist anti-racist educators, teachers, scholars, and policymakers in “piercing the silences that too often have let racism fester in communities, corporations, and governments.”
The book launch with all 7 authors at a webinar is on March 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Event details
The book and its cover were designed by John Endo Greenaway using the painting Flight Through the Four Winds by Master Carver Ahtsik-sta Qwayachiik (Sanford Williams). Download Here
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