International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2011

 

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination...

Background info from the United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/

For the Media Release by STICS of 19 March 2011: please click here

For the Media Release by ANTaR of 21 March 2011: please click here

For the Media Release by 'concerned Australians' of 21 March 2011: please click here

For the Letter by Jeff McMullen to Jenny Macklin of 21 March 2011: please click here

For the Media Release by Les Malezer of 21 March 2011: please click here

For the Media Release by the National Council of Churches in Australia of 24 March 2011: please click here