The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion presents The First Annual Community Luncheon in Commemoration of UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Barbara Hall, the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission is the guest speaker, and interesting discussion is sure to follow.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marks the anniversary of the 1960 massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police opened fire and killed 69 young students at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid “pass laws”. It was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966 when the Assembly called upon the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Canada was one of the first countries to support the March 21st initiative, launching its first annual campaign against racial discrimination in 1989.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hamilton Convention Centre
$35 per person