March 21 was declared International Day for the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a reaction to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. During the annual European Action Week, thousands of people actively engage themselves for tolerance, equal rights and celebration of diversity.
Each year, Culture Connect celebrates the European Action Against Racism, creating awareness of the day with different activities. The most popular activity so far, was the awareness created in all relevant sectors of our community in 2014, where individuals, community groups, Faith based groups, statutory agencies and ethnic minorities came along to identify and demonstrate their commitment to combat racism in our community.The event took place on the main street of the community with exhibitions of music, dance performance, whistles, flags, drumming and light refreshment.
Culture Connect will continue to celebrate and support any anti-racism events that support this cause.