European Week Against Racism

From March 13-21 thousands of people across Europe will come together to celebrate European Week Against Racism. March 21st was declared International Day Against Racism by the UN as a memorial to the 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators murdered in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960.

During the annual European-wide Action Week, which centres around 21 March, thousands of people actively engage themselves for tolerance, equal rights and celebrate the diversity of Europe. This campaign aims to highlight the issues of racism from a non-governmental perspective on all levels - local, national and European. Thousands of people, not just in Ireland but all across the EU, will come together to promote and celebrate equal rights and diversity in Europe.

To mark the European Week Against Racism both Setanta and DCTV will be broadcasting SARI's 'United Through Sport' campaign.

For information on events in Ireland during the week - co-ordinated by ENAR Ireland: enarireland.org/ewar2010/

For more information on United's European -wide Action week: www.unitedagainstracism.org/pages/campARW.htm

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