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Steelworkers Host Online Commemoration for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council invites all residents to a commemoration of March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. There will be a live panel to follow.

     WHAT:      Online commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

     WHO:        All are residents are invited to participate. Hosted by the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council.

     WHEN:      Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

     WHERE:   Live streaming on Facebook and YouTube.

“We are very fortunate to live in a city as diverse as ours,” said Darren Green, President of the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council. “We celebrate our community and the progress we’ve made in promoting inclusion, human rights and respect for diversity, while we also recognize there is so much more work to do to eliminate racial discrimination in our society.”

“During our annual March 21 event in Hamilton, we talk about systemic racism faced in Canada by Indigenous and racialized people. Expect speeches about demilitarizing and reallocating police funding, spoken word and other entertainment. Bring a snack to your computer desk: unfortunately, there is no multicultural food fair this year!"

The celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be streamed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Hamiltonsteelworkersareacouncil/?ref=bookmarks and on YouTube at usw.to/3pq.

“We have witnessed the constructive actions in response to events happening in our country and the United States over the last number of months,” Green said. “We want to have a conversation in an open and welcoming forum where everyone feels comfortable discussing what needs to be done going forward as a community.”

Online Event for March 21 - the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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For further information:

Darren Green, President, Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council, 289-260-9157, hamiltonsteel@live.com

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