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Timmins to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Timmins will be having events in 2015 to honour the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for the first time.

The international day is March 21st, to recognize a peaceful protest turned violent in South Africa.

Don Curry, the Executive Director of the Timmins Multicultural Centre explains what happened that day.

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The day will be honoured on the 25th in Timmins. There will be many events leading up to it, including nominations for a Human Rights Hall of Fame, and a poster making contest for kids.

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Curry goes on to say there was a racism study done in the North.

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Curry says one main way to battle racism is through education.

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Some of the events that will be happening in Timmins is a poster making contest for kids through school. There will also be a Human Rights Hall of Fame, which local people can be nominated for.

More details on all the events will be available in the New Year.

Photo: Don Curry speaks to the media about the event in the front foyer of the Timmins Library.

For a full recording of the press conference, including speakers Tom Baby, Don Curry, and Andrew Marks, click play below:

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