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Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:08

Show Racism the Door event in Swift Current, March 21, 2017

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The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre and 17 partner organizations hosted an event on Market Square in downtown Swift Current to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21. The event was part of a provincial campaign against racism by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) with the theme “Show Racism the Door.” This was the second year that organizations in Swift Current participated in the MCoS campaign on this day, which is observed around the world to highlight ongoing efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Representatives from partner organizations spoke at the event. People participated in a game that helped to highlight the event's themes of moving away from stereotypes and prejudice, and of building a community of acceptance and respect. Thereafter they wrote down messages of respect and acceptance that was placed on a door to cover words of disrespect and intolerance.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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