||Volume 17, Number 5, March 2005
International Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21
Since 1966, March 21 has been recognized by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On March 21, 1960, the Sharpeville Massacre occurred in South Africa; 250 black people, mostly women, were killed or injured by apartheid government police. March 21 has been recognized around the world as the day people of all races stand together to say, Never again will people be killed because of the colour of their skin.
Commemorate March 21 with your colleagues, students, and communities. You can:
• join with multicultural community organizational activities.
• sponsor a BCTF social justice workshop.
• support student, teacher, and community initiatives that challenge racism.
• celebrate the lives and accomplishments of people of all races.
• make it clear that you stand against racism, bullying, and discrimination.
For further resources and information, visit
• www.pch.gc.ca, search "March21"
• or call 1-888-MARCH21.