Thursday, March 21st, 2024 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. Since that day, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled and racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries; however far too many people continue to experience racial discrimination.

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

In recognition of this important day, the Young Worker Commitee and Workers of Colour Multicultural Mentorship Committee are pleased to offer our members their own Stop Racism shirt! We have a limited number of shirts to give away, so this process will be on a first-come first-served basis. In order to be able to provide shirts free of cost, we ask that you coordinate pick up at one of our three offices

Deadline to apply for the shirts is February 21st, 2024. 

We would love to see you all in your Stop Racism shirts on March 21st. Please send your pics to [email protected] to be featured on our socials!

Interested in learning more? Here is a framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

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