The United Nations International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination is held worldwide on March 21st.
It started with the Sharpeville, South Africa massacre which captured worldwide attention, in 1960. The UN aims to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences on this day.
Organizer for the event Gehan Sabry tells 570 News every year they promote a different theme. This year they’re focusing on Nelson Mandela.
Presentations on racial issues and local and global human rights of refugees will be happening all day at Kitchener City Hall.