UN Anti-Racism Day or the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ is on Sunday 21 March 2021. This day is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.
Are you aware that there is such a day? Does your organisation or company mark this important day in the calendar?
It was really amazing to see so many great events take place on the International Women’s Day recently. I hope that companies and organisations across the globe will also mark the UN Anti-Racism Day. The fight against racism in the workplace and in society generally is everyone’s struggle irrespective of the colour of your skin.
“Youth standing up against racism” is the 2021 theme. More information can be found here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-racism-day.