Swansea University marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. Racial and ethnic discrimination take place on a daily basis, blocking progress for millions of people around the world.

Racism and intolerance takes place in many different forms from denying individuals the basic principles of equality to fuelling ethnic hatred that may lead to genocide. This can affect people’s confidence, destroy lives and ruin communities.

The day was first proclaimed a United Nations’ Day of observance in 1966. For more background go to.  http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/background.shtml

Swansea University is holding an event to show support in taking a stance against racial discrimination. The University will be marking this day on:

Date: Thursday 19 March

Time: 12.30-3.00pm

Location: Room West, Fulton House

The keynote speaker will be Chantal Patel, Head of Interprofessional Health Studies, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University who will be sharing her personal journey and experiences with the audience. This will be followed by entertainment and food.

To confirm your attendance, please email Cath Elms at c.l.elms@swansea.ac.uk as soon as possible. Please let Cath know if you have any accessibility or dietary requirements in advance of attending.