March Against Racism!

Posted by admin on Feb 29th, 2008

* mark your calenders for March 21 *


March 21 marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186.

March Against Racism! 
Friday March 21
(Good Friday Holiday)  
Gather at 1 pm 
@ Clark Park (Commercial and 14th)



Join us on March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racism, to show our communities collective strength in challenging ongoing racism. Canadian multiculturalism is not enough!

Friday March 21 at 1 pm
(Good Friday Holiday)
Meet at Clark Park on Commercial Drive and 14th

==> Bring your children and family.
==> There will be food, water and snacks during the march.
==> Rest vehicles will accompany the march.
==> All welcome!

For centuries, communities have led countless courageous struggles against racism and the many ways in which it manifests itself in our daily lives. Although many would like to believe that racism no longer exists, we are reclaiming the tradition of anti-racist marches to reveal the ugly truth about the worsening reality of racism both locally and globally. Join us on March 21 to celebrate the dignity, strength, and resilience of our communities!

– End individual and institutional racism, racial violence, and racial profiling!
– Stop the theft of indigenous lands!
– End all racist wars and occupations!
– Stop the deportations now!
– Living wages, healthcare, education, and housing for all!

[[[ Events organized and supported by a community network including No One Is Illegal, Indigenous Action Movement, Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation, Canadian Arab Federation, John Graham Support, Siraat Collective, Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, DTES Elders Council, SIKLAB – Overseas Filipino Workers Organization, Anniversaries of Change, International Indigenous Youth Conference Secretariat, Canadian Muslim Union, Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Al-Awda Vancouver, Salaam Vancouver, Iranian Federation of Refugees, Cafe Rebelde Coalition, VIRSA, Latin American Connexions, Hogans Alley Memorial Project, Filipino Nurses Support Group, La Surda Latin American Collective, Indigenous Free School, Communities for Laibar Singh, Canadian Network for Democratic Nepal, Canada Palestine Association, Group of Relatives and Friends of Political Prisoners in Mexico, South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magon (CIPO-Vancouver), Chetna Dalit Association, Philippine Women Centre of BC, Coalition of South Asian Women Against Violence, Vancouver Status of Women, The North Shore Women’s Centre, Battered Women Support Services, Friends of Women in the Middle East Society, Women Against Violence Against Women, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Hospital Employees Union, Industrial Workers of the World, SFU Teaching Support Staff Union, Vancouver District Labour Council, Canadian Union of Public Employees – Local 1004, Gallery Gachet, Rhizome Cafe, New World Theatre, Colouring Book Project, UBC Realities of Race, SFU Public Interest Research Group, BC Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines,, Anti Poverty Committee, Politics Re-Spun, Building Bridges to Chiapas, Alliance of People’s Health, International Solidarity Movement Vancouver, SFU Interfaith Summer Institute Community Consultative Committee, Vancouver District Labour Council Young Workers Committee, Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance, UBC Students for a Democratic Society ]]]

To add your name to the list of supporting organizations, please do get in touch! CONTACT or call 778 885 0040.

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