International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Event

first_imgThe International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, is a day when people around the world come together in their communities to work toward ending racism. To help promote and understanding of race issues, Partners for Human Rights is hosting an afternoon of local films. Filmmakers and others affected by this issue will introduce the films. “With everything that has happened in the last month in the province that have brought race to the forefront, we felt it was important to examine and reflect on issues so we can continue to make positive gains,” said Sandra Smith Muir, co-chair, Partners for Human Rights. “The films do a wonderful job of showing positive change in the face of racial tension and hardships.” The films to be shown are: 1:20 p.m., Home Out of Nothing, about three immigrant women who came to Nova Scotia in various stages of their lives and the struggles they faced to integrate and become successful 2:15 p.m., From Auschwitz to Freedom, a short film about Philip Riteman, a Holocaust survivor who overcame great adversity to make a home in Canada 2:35 p.m., Africville Remembered, a short film that reflects on Africville through photograph 2:55 p.m., Wabanaki, People of the Dawn, Part III: Dreamcatchers, a story about four young Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq who have become role models by overcoming adversity Admission is free, but donations will be collected for the Red Cross for earthquake relief. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, in the lecture theatre of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax. Participants should enter the gallery from Bedford Row entrance. In 1966, the United Nations formally recognized March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to remember the 1960 massacre of anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa.last_img

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