march: The Anti-Racism Month

Every year in March INAR celebrates a month full of events focused on anti-racism, interculturalism and equality. March is an important month for both Irish and global Anti-Racism Movements due to various international dates focusing on combating racism and celebrating diversity taking place.

ABOUT ANTI-Racism Month

 

 Why March?

 

March is an important month for both Irish and global Anti-Racism Movements due to various international celebrations focusing on combating racism and celebrating diversity taking place:

  • 21 st March marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the most important day in every anti-racist’s calendar.  On that day in 1960, the Apartheid regime’s police opened fire and killed 69 Black people at a peaceful demonstration for equality and against apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa. Since this date has been declared, in remembrance of the harmful impact of racism on individuals and communities, people across the globe on that day show their opposition to racism and solidarity with those affected by it. Every year the day has a different focus to mark the most burning anti-racism issue.

Join us! 

Every year, throughout March, thousands of people, not just in Ireland, but all across the EU and the globe come together to promote and celebrate equal rights and diversity. INAR and our Network Members coordinate and celebrate not only the important dates listed above, but a full month packed with events and activities focused on anti-racism, interculturalism, diversity and equality. Every year INAR publishes a national Events Calendar covering the month of March where you can add your event, check what’s happening in your area and across the country and join anti-racism events, campaigns and actions. 

INAR encourages its Members, Supporters and other organisations to join the celebrations by organising their own events and activities each year throughout March. 

Past celebrations

Anti-Racism Month 2019

See Anti-Racism Month 2019 events

Anti-Racism Month 2018

See Anti-Racism Month 2018 events

Anti-Racism Month 2017

See Anti-Racism Month 2017 events

Together Against Racism

Social Media Action

Find out more about our annual social media action on 21st March

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