International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, (IDERD)
On this day in 1960, police in Sharpeville, South Africa killed 69 people participating in a peaceful demonstration against apartheid. In 1966, the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, (IDERD) to commemorate this tragedy and further the global fight to end all forms of racism and racial discrimination.
The theme for this years IDERD is "Voices for Action Against Racism”, and here at TCfIL we want to show our support by sharing ways in which we can become better allies and highlight the micro-aggressions or biases that might be playing out unconsciously to help disrupt our thinking.
You can show your support and participate in the UN's Stand Up for Human Rights campaign by visiting https://share.ohchr.org/, uploading your photo and adding a human rights-inspired filter, to share on your social media channels.
We stand against racism, racial discrimination and intolerance. We stand for unity, inclusion and respect for diversity.