UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar 20, 2020

 March 21st is the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – a time for people around the world to take a stand against systemic racism, discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance in all forms.  The day honours the 69 lives lost after white South African police opened fire on unarmed black South Africans who were peacefully protesting against the apartheid “pass laws” in Sharpeville, South Africa.


On March 11th, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs hosted a panel discussion entitled “Understanding Anti-Black Racism: Trauma and Resilience” to commemorate the day. You can view the full recording below.

We all need to be champions and stand up to systemic racism and discrimination - especially during these recent times of international challenge and concern. This will lead to better outcomes for the diversity across the province.


Let’s all be kind to one another always.


It is our responsibility to stand up against racial prejudice, biases and intolerant attitudes which still affect our province, country and world.