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Diversity Today - Int'l Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Multifaith today: Noruz (Zoroastrian, Bahá'í) Noruz is the traditional Iranian new year holiday

Today is... ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’
On this day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful
demonstration (in South Africa) against the apartheid "pass laws". The General
Assembly called on the international community to redouble efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
More information at: www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/ <http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/>

Today is... ‘World Poetry Day’
In celebrating World Poetry Day UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
More information at: http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/

Today is... ‘World Down Syndrome Day’
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.
More information at: https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 00:00