March 21st – #MarchOutRacism
March 21st Background
March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21st is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony. The UN made this designation in 1966 to mark a tragic event that took place on March 21, 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa when 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed during a protest against apartheid.
March 21st Activity
Only laundry should be separated by colour – Laundry flash mob kits
MCoS is planning a campaign linked to the posters we created in partnership with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission that featured the theme “Only laundry should be separated by colour”. This year, we are planning an activity involving laundry flash mob kits. We have also launched a social media campaign to accompany this campaign using #MarchOutRacism.
We invite members, partners, schools, workplaces, faith groups, etc. to put up a clothesline and hang a few posters and some clothes on it between March 18-22 and record the event with photos and video and post to social media using #MarchOutRacism. Please note that kits will be shipped in early March.
Join the conversation on this campaign:
- Record your laundry flash mob with photos and video and then posting on Twitter and Instagram using #MarchOutRacism
- Create and post your content directly to our Facebook page
- Create your own content around the theme “Only laundry should be separated by colour” and share using #MarchOutRacism
March 21st Events
Join events taking place around Saskatchewan focused on the recognition and elimination of racial discrimination.