This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

A partnership of the Toronto Public Library, Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation and The Federation of Black Canadians/ La Fédération des Canadiens Noirs, this event will bring together hundreds of people of African descent and stakeholders.

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).

Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.