York Regional Police, in partnership with the community, hosted its community commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on April 1.
“York Regional Police is proud to be able to host this special cultural event in person once again,” said Chief Jim MacSween. The event theme this year was Celebrating the Strength of our Diversity.
This year’s free event that took place at Crystal Fountain Event Venue featured community booths, diverse musical and artistic performances and guest speakers.
The day was an opportunity for members of the community and community partners to join in a celebration of our diversity and to collectively reaffirm our commitment to the eradication of prejudice and all forms of discrimination.
In 1966, the United Nations declared March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The declaration was intended to increase awareness around the issues of racism and discrimination. Canada became one of the first countries to formally recognize the declaration when it proclaimed the day in 1989.