Equality

Black Cultural Centre observes Elimination of Racism day through art

Elimination of Racism event features cultural, artistic performances

On Saturday evening, people gathered at the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.

The event featured different artistic and cultural performances to promote tolerance in the community.

The Nova Scotia Mass Choir suggested the idea to observe the day nine years ago, and it has carried on ever since.

The annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was proclaimed in 1966 by the UN General Assembly. It was created after the Sharpeville tragedy, where police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa.

Each year in March, people worldwide observe the day with a series of events.