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Feb
01
Black History Month
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Black History month honours the contributions of people of African descent in Canadian society and is an opportunity to share the history and culture of Black Canadians. Historically, it honours the courage and resolve of trailblazers such as Viola Desmond, who in 1946 changed the conversation about why segregation is contrary to one’s human rights by electing to sit in the “whites only” section of a theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each activist revered during Black History month sent a very public message of what equality meant to them in the face of oppression, racism, and discrimination of that time. Efforts such as these led to a 1995 proclamation by Parliament marking February as Black History Month in Canada. This month, let us stand in solidarity to honour the strength and perseverance of Black Canadians and collectively work towards racial justice.

Date:
Friday, February 1, 2019
Location:
Canada
Mar
02
The Golden Tree – Farmworkers Vigil
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On Saturday March 2, family, friends and community members will gather to mark the 12th anniversary of the tragic and preventable deaths of three women farmworkers: Sukvinder Kaur Punia, Sarbjit Kaur Sidhu and Amarjit Kaur Bal, who were killed as they were being transported to work in an overcrowded and unsafe van on March 7, 2007. The reception will take place at 11:30am with the cermony to follow. For more information click here.

Date:
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time:
11:30am
Location:
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
Mar
08
International Women’s Day
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International Women’s Day ​​is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ The celebration has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ This International Women’s Day, let’s inspire others by being ambassadors for equality in our workplaces and communities. Supporting gender parity is about recognizing inequality when you see it and taking action to prevent it from happening to you or anyone else. For more information about local events, visit: internationalwomensday.com

Date:
Friday, March 8, 2019
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World
Mar
21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur on a daily basis, and take various forms, all of which can destroy lives and fracture communities. Click here to learn more.

Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Location:
World
Mar
21
Cross-Country Day of Action: Unite Against Racism!
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The Migrant Rights Network is calling on you to help organize direct actions on March 21st, 2019, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Migrants and refugees are being forced out from their homes in unprecedented numbers globally. Here in Canada, anti-immigrant protests and racially motivated attacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, right wing politicians who use anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric are getting rewarded with thousands of votes. If we simply stand still, there is a real danger for further rise in populist racism in the lead up to the federal election in October. To get involved and host your own action email info@migrantrights.ca, and check out the Facebook event here.

Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Location:
Canada