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.

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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