CCUNESCO’s Awareness Campaign
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2017

We are witness every day to the practices of racism, discrimination in our communities, our municipalities and on the Internet, as well as to the growing stigmatization of ethnic or religious minorities, Indigenous Peoples and refugees (to name only a few). But, by joining forces, we can combat racial discrimination at the root, where it thrives on stereotypes and ignorance. The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on March 21 each year. The Day aims at reminding people that we all have a responsibility to prevent and combat racism and discrimination. It is also an excellent opportunity to reiterate one’s commitment to combat racial discrimination, limit its negative impacts and support initiatives that contribute create to inclusive and welcoming communities.

In order to celebrate the Day, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO has launched a nationwide campaign that aims at raising public awareness about racism and discrimination and the role we all have to play to eliminate it.

On the occasion the the 2017 campaign, the city of Varennes has prepared this wonderful video: