March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Labour Council and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations are holding a special “Unite to Stop the Hate: Access to Justice” event in the Council Chamber of Toronto City Hall on Wednesday March 21st to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Where: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall
When: Wednesday, March 21st (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Watch a conversation with:

  • Azeezah Kanji — Legal and Academic Writer, Director of Programming Noor Cultural Centre
  • Idil Abdullahi — Ryerson University School of Social Work and Black Legal Clinic
  • Lisa Myers Indigenous Artist and Educator

Moderated by: Toronto Star race and gender columnist Shree Paradkar.

We hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP.

* The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day in 1966, calling on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Events in the United States, Quebec and Ontario remind us of how important it is to build a strong movement to stop racism, Islamophobia and discrimination.