Created as a response to the killing of 69 protesters at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been observed around the world every year on March 21 since 1966.
More information about and resources for this day can be found on the
- United Nations website
- Government of Canada website
- United Church of Canada website
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada website