It’s the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A day which is observed annually on the 21st of March.
The inspiration behind the day began after a 1960 event when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in South Africa.
Rhonda Rosenberg is the Executive Director of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. She says no matter where you are in the world, trying to eliminate racism is a crucial priority.
“It is encouraging when people step up and share their own thoughts,” says Rosenberg. “They reach out to other people who may be different from them in other ways.”
There are events which happen throughout the day, throughout Saskatchewan, but if you are unable to attend anything, add the hashtag MARCHOUTRACISM to your social media posts.