Nominations are now open for the Human Rights Wall of Fame. It is part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which will be recognized in Timmins for the first time this year. Tom Baby, from the Multicultural Centre, says the goal is to raise awareness.

He says they are setting a tone as a welcoming community, for all people. The longer the project goes, the more people will be touched, and the more welcoming the community will become.

Baby says they are looking for people who human rights or anti-racism advocates.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is recognized around the world by the UN. It started after a peaceful anti-apartheid protest turned violent in South Africa. Police open fired, killing 70 and injuring over 100 in March of 1960.

Nominate someone for the Wall of Fame, by sending information about them to Tom Baby.

Tom Baby, Timmins Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator, Timmins & District Multicultural Centre, 119 Pine St. S., Unite 10, Timmins, ON P4N2K3 or by email to

The deadline for nominations is February 27, 2015.

Photo: Tom Baby speaks to the media about the Wall of Fame in the Timmins Library, where part of the Wall of Fame will be displayed. It will also be at the CMHA building.