International Day for the Elimination of Racism
About International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
In 1966, the UN General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD). This date emerged recognizing the killing of 69 people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa by police in 1960. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of racism and promoting equality, justice, and solidarity among all people, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
Reading is a great way to learn more and explore different ideas. The OC Library has put together this list of reading and resources for people to learn more.