Eliminating racial discrimination

Eliminating racial discrimination

In 1966, the United Nations declared March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day commemorates the Sharpeville massacre: the horrific killing of 69 people peacefully demonstrating against apartheid in South Africa. 52 years later, racism is still a human issue that challenges people around the world on a daily basis.Today, members of the RRU Diversity Action Group would like you to consider what you can do to fight fascism in your communities and around the world.

What can you do? Re-read (or read) the RRU Diversity Statement. Take action. Consider your agency in contributing to a world without racism. Discuss the ways in which racism and privilege show up in your life, watch a short video and talk openly about how things change. Stand up against discrimination and mistreatment. Learn more about national efforts for reconciliation. Share your thoughts with us on social media: #rrulife | FB RRU Student Services.

Royal Roads student, Dominique Jacobs (Bachelor of Professional Communications program) has drafted a blog post that discusses her very personal experiences facing racism. Do you have a resource to share? Post it on social media. Raise your hand against racism.

If you would like to learn more about the Diversity Action Group, please send us an email.