Celebration of The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Date: 25 March 2015, Wednesday at 4.00pm
Venue: Music Box Auditorium, Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 4DE
The event aims to promote race equality and raise awareness about different cultures and equality groups across the Edinburgh College community. This event is an opportunity to further build bridges between different equality groups, to promote Edinburgh College’s commitment to equality and diversity and to showcase some of the College’s student performers.
The guest speaker for the event is renowned equality & rights activist Professor Sir Geoff Palmer. The theme for his talk will be ‘Race Equality in the Educational Institutions in Scotland’, which will be followed by a Q & A session.
There will be a presentation by ‘Young People Against Hate Crime’ (YPAH) group.
As a finale, Edinburgh College music, acting and dance students will perform in a celebration honouring the achievements, culture and history of black people.
Light snacks & refreshment will be provided.
This is a free event but please book your place online: http://iderd2015.eventbrite.co.uk
Before the main event, from 2pm, various stalls from different equality groups will display information/freebies at the college foyers. Please use the attached form if you want to book a stall.
Please find attached flyer for more information. Would you please display this invitation to your premises and forward to your colleagues, clients and friends who might be interested to attend.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March every year, marking the day in 1960, when police killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa. This day is now observed by people all across the world in order to remove the racial inequality among people of different race and background. For more information go to: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
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