International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Stratford event recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 17th, 2014

On Friday, March 21 the Town of Stratford is hosting a free luncheon event at the Stratford Town Centre from 12 noon – 1:30pm. The event is being held in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Established 6 years ago, the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually on March 21 with a series of events and activities worldwide. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences and is meant to encourage people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.

The Town of Stratford has been actively working towards building a more welcoming and inclusive community for all people. “Discrimination can take on many forms within our communities. Events such as this will help us learn and grow, ensuring we are building a better community where every person is respected and has the opportunity to reach their full potential” said Stratford Mayor David Dunphy. Stratford is a member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD), a coalition launched in March 2004 by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

The event on March 21 will be moderated by CBC Compass News Anchor Bruce Rainnie. It will feature three panelists who will each speak about situations when they, or someone they know, encountered accidental discrimination. We are fortunate to live in a country and community where discrimination is not socially accepted or prevalent. Unfortunately, cases of discrimination still occur in our society, on some occasions we are unaware that our words or actions may have negative connotations for others.  By listening and having an open discussion we hope to learn how to be more culturally sensitive, respectful and aware of cultural diversity within our community.

We invite everyone to join us on March 21 from 12 – 1:30pm at the Stratford Town Centre. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information about this and other initiatives in the Town of Stratford please visit www.townofstratford.ca.

For more information please contact:
Kim Dudley, Community Engagement Coordinator
569-6921 or email kdudley@townofstratford.ca

 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Stratford event recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 17th, 2014

On Friday, March 21 the Town of Stratford is hosting a free luncheon event at the Stratford Town Centre from 12 noon – 1:30pm. The event is being held in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Established 6 years ago, the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually on March 21 with a series of events and activities worldwide. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences and is meant to encourage people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.

The Town of Stratford has been actively working towards building a more welcoming and inclusive community for all people. “Discrimination can take on many forms within our communities. Events such as this will help us learn and grow, ensuring we are building a better community where every person is respected and has the opportunity to reach their full potential” said Stratford Mayor David Dunphy. Stratford is a member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD), a coalition launched in March 2004 by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

The event on March 21 will be moderated by CBC Compass News Anchor Bruce Rainnie. It will feature three panelists who will each speak about situations when they, or someone they know, encountered accidental discrimination. We are fortunate to live in a country and community where discrimination is not socially accepted or prevalent. Unfortunately, cases of discrimination still occur in our society, on some occasions we are unaware that our words or actions may have negative connotations for others.  By listening and having an open discussion we hope to learn how to be more culturally sensitive, respectful and aware of cultural diversity within our community.

We invite everyone to join us on March 21 from 12 – 1:30pm at the Stratford Town Centre. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information about this and other initiatives in the Town of Stratford please visit www.townofstratford.ca.

For more information please contact:
Kim Dudley, Community Engagement Coordinator
569-6921 or email kdudley@townofstratford.ca

 

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