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March 21st Events & Resources

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March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, MCoS, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Racsim, Discrimination#MarchOutRacism

March 21st Activities in Saskatchewan

Only laundry should be separated by colour provincial campaign

Date: February – March
Time: Anytime
Cost: FREE
Location: Across Saskatchewan

You can participate in our provincial campaign, “Only laundry should be separated by colour” by:

  1. Ordering a free laundry flash mob kit
  2. Posting photos and videos of your laundry flash mob using #MarchOutRacism on Twitter and Instagram
  3. Posting photos and videos of your laundry flash mob directly to our Facebook page
  4. Creating your own content around the theme “Only laundry should be separated by colour” and sharing using #MarchOutRacism
  5. Joining the conversation using #MarchOutRacism and viewing the related social media feed at mcos.ca/marchoutracism

Spring Free From Racism in Regina

Date: March 20, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: Italian Club – 2148 Connaught Street, Regina, SK
Web site: http://www.sffr.ca/

For More Information Contact:
Barb Dedi  (306) 537-9509 or email: sffr@sasktel.net

The Canada Lecture

Date: March 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. (3 hours)
Location: Online format
In 2010, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation introduced an annual event to its programs called the Canada Lecture. The idea is to invite accomplished Canadians to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues related to racism and racial discrimination and creating social harmony in our society. The program provides a forum for addressing ways and challenges in confronting and eliminating racism and its manifestations, and serves as a unique medium for sharing views, experiences and visions about Canadian identity and citizenship.

The Canada Lecture is designed to convey the vastness and richness of Canadian culture, and to promote dialogue and action in advancing Canadian diversity and unity.

Registration is open!


Anti-Racism Songs


MCoS Coordinating  Provincial March 21st Campaign

MCoS is coordinating a provincial campaign entitled, “Only laundry should be separated by colour” which will involve sending members and all school divisions packages with March 21st posters and stickers, laundry flash mob kits, a social media campaign using #MarchOutRacism and Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops.

Please contact us for additional materials if you need them at (306) 721-6267 or email mcos@mcos.ca

Download the 2016 March 21st campaign poster here:

March 21st Poster – Only laundry should be separated by colour (pdf – high res for print)

March 21st Poster – Only laundry should be separated by colour (pdf – low res for online)

March 21st Poster – Only laundry should be separated by colour (jpeg – high res for print)

March 21st Poster – Only laundry should be separated by colour (jpeg- low res for online)

MCoS Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshop Facilitator Guide

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) offers an opportunity for high school students to participate in an anti-racism leadership workshop. Students engage with peers from throughout the province as they participate in activities to explore identity, intercultural relationships, power, privilege, racism and discrimination. They learn to facilitate these activities for use in the local school and community. These are appropriate at any time of year and it is important to remember issues of social justice every day. The facilitation guide used to train these students to lead the anti-racism workshops contains invaluable information and exercises.

Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshop – Facilitator Guide (pdf)

Peggy McIntosh – Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege

For McIntosh, racism is taught as something which puts another at a disadvantage. In light of the preceding, she realized an erroneous omission in the teaching of racism: if some are disadvantaged, a significant corollary must be that another is placed in a position of advantage. Specifically, white privilege must be the translated position of advantage. McIntosh describes white privilege vividly and powerfully as the idea of an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions and more. In other words, a white person in the United States has on his or her back an invisible weightless knapsack granting favored positions, status, acceptance, and more.

Read Peggy McIntosh’s article here: Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege (pdf)

Article – The privilege of colour-blindness

Have you ever thought about what it means to be white?

A psychology professor from Columbia University conducted a study in which he asked white and racialized people on the street in San Francisco this very question. Responses from the white participants ranged from bewilderment (they’d never thought about it) and denial of racial awareness (they claimed not to notice other people’s colour), to outrage, hostility and vicious racist rants. Some distanced themselves from whiteness by focusing on their ethnicity (“I’m not white, I’m Italian.”) Many angry respondents vehemently denied any racial privilege and blamed racialized people for not improving their own circumstances.

To be clear, the psychologist was not asking his interviewees whether they were racist — only what it means to be white. But merely being asked to think about one’s own whiteness is often perceived as an accusation of racism. Is there any worse social horror than being called a racist? More>>>

United Nations – March 21st Web Page

This year’s theme – Racism and Sport – was chosen by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human  Rights to highlight the problem of racism in sports, which remains a  disturbing occurrence in many parts of the world, as well as to raise awareness  of the role sports can play in combating racism and racial discrimination.

For more information, visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/

ACT! Together We Make A Difference

ACT! is Regina Public Schools anti-racism, cross-cultural youth leadership program. ACT! School Teams are established in elementary and high schools throughout the system. Act! Team members work tirelessly to raise the global community of their schools through positive action and support of all students. This grade 6 to 12 program also allows often marginalized students smooth transitions from the elementary to the high school level.

For more information, visit: http://iss.rbe.sk.ca/act

STARS – Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society

The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. They work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. STARS developed a resource blog because they recognize that although the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has mandated the inclusion of Treaty education and First Nations and Metis content across grade levels and subject areas, not all teachers have access to the resources and knowledge needed to make this mandate a reality.

Visit their resource blog here: http://starsusask.blogspot.ca/

Visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Student-Teachers-Anti-Racism-Society-STARS/290857577605398

Related links

#MarchOutRacism Campaign

March 21st Background

March 21st laundry flash mob activity


arrêt/stop racism

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