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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. This year's theme is "Empowering Youth to Fight Racism". Cyberschoolbus invites you to learn, reflect, and take action against racial discrimination, a powerful issue that affects us all.

Join the UN, MTV host Ananda Lewis, the Globo Network (Brasil), South African Broadcasting, and an audience of teenagers to explore how television and the Internet are helping young people fight racism. There will be a live webcast from UN Headquarters on 21 March from 10-11:30 AM EST* featuring special appearances by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights.

We encourage students to post at Voices of Youth, UNICEF's bulletin board for young people. In honor of 21 March, post in the Youth Rights area: Give an example of a situation when your rights, or the rights of young people in your community, were not protected. What could you do about it?
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The World Conference against Racism will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August to 7 September, 2001.

Organizations and Resources about Racism and Anti-Racism for Students & Teachers

Essays, Panels, and Articles

On Being Myself - This Photo Project was created for the European Year Against Racism.

Take a look at Cyberschoolbus's curricula: our UN intro, Human Rights, and Peace Education.

In our resources section you'll find Briefing Papers on Human Rights and Children's Rights.

Younger students will enjoy playing "Pook in the World".

CURRICULUM - Especially for teachers - lesson plans and project ideas RESOURCES - Research help and tools, just for you COMMUNITY - Sound off, participate and meet your peers around the world QUIZZES-GAMES - Have fun and learn something! We have, uh, quizzes and games for you

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