March 21/Stop Racism Committee
The March 21/Stop Racism Committee is an ad hoc group of University of Calgary volunteers composed of students, staff and faculty with a common interest in actively addressing racism and discrimination in society.
The committee's primary objectives are:
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21. On that day in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people and injured more than 300 at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid laws in the township of Sharpeville, South Africa. In 1966, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to commemorate the Sharpeville tragedy. March 21 has since served not only to remind us of the dire consequences of racism, but also to recall our obligation and determination to combat it.
"Bigotry, hatred, prejudice -- these are the ugly symptoms of a sickness humanity has always and everywhere suffered. Racism can, will and must be defeated."
Former United Nations Secretary-General
Join us for an anti-racism awareness-raising event that engages students to celebrate our progress and reflect on our challenges through music, a round dance and personal stories shared by speakers. Everyone is welcome!
What: Drums for Diversity, Voices for Change: A Call for Allies & Supporters of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
When: Thursday, March 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: South Courtyard, MacEwan Student Centre, U of C
What does the past have to do with the present? Explore the life of legendary cowboy John Ware, his impact on our contemporary western identity and his influence on the lived experience of the playwright, in phase II of “John Ware Reimagined”.
What: John Ware Reimagined Part II – A Staged Reading with Music, Image and Vignette
When: Monday, March 25, 7:30pm
Where: Matthews Theatre, Craigie Hall F101, University of Calgary
Cost: Admission is free!
Registration: Email Brenda Johnston email@example.com