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Int'l Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March - 21 - 2024


The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a global observance held on March 21st each year. It commemorates the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, where police opened fire and killed 69 people during a peaceful demonstration against apartheid pass laws in South Africa. This day aims to promote unity, understanding, and efforts to combat racial discrimination and prejudice in all forms.

Event Region:

World Wide

Effected commuinity :

General Public

Origin of Event:

Commemorates the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa.

Social and Political Sensitivities:

Racism, civil rights, global inequality.

Anti-Racism Day
Some ideas to mark

1) Host an anti-racism workshop
2) Share educational materials on racism
3) Invite speakers on anti-racism
4) Encourage discussions on race
5) Partner with anti-racism organizations

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