As we recognize the UN’s March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the mist of the COVID 19 pandemic when people of Chinese and South East Asian descents are being targeted for disrespectful treatments, physical harms and vandalism of properties – we call on all Canadians who believe in equality and inclusion to stand with those targeted by bigotry as well as our public institutions to take leadership and appropriate measures to counter beliefs and conditions that perpetuate racial discrimination.
- Since 1966, the 21st of March has been recognized by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Canada was one of the first countries to support the UN declaration. Since 1989, the Government of Canada’s Annual March 21 Campaign has reminded us that millions of people worldwide who continue to experience racism and racial discrimination.
ACCT Foundation’s Role in Elimination of Racial Discrimination
ACCT (Action, Chinese Canadians Together) Foundation has an important role to play in speaking out against racism and building the capacity of Chinese Canadian leaders committed to creating a more equitable society in Canada.