ETT welcomes Anthony Morgan for an informative talk about the significance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The ETT Executive is excited to feature Anthony Morgan, Sr. Strategic Advisor, Intersectional Social Justice, City of Toronto. Anthony will share his insights on the significance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) for Teachers, education workers, parents and students.
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (A link will be provided after 12:00 p.m. on March 21.)
Open to: ETT Members, educators outside of ETT, members of the community
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.
In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.
Since then, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled. Racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and we have built an international framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification, yet still, in all regions, too many individuals, communities and societies suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.
Registration is now closed. Registration closes on March 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.