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Press Release: “Time To Be UNITED” – European Action Week Against Racism 2019

TibeToBeUnitedCoverFBBetween 16-24 March, the European Action Week Against Racism will be marked by activities all around Europe to combat racism and prejudice, bringing people with diverse backgrounds and stories face to face.

Coordinated by UNITED for Intercultural Action, the pan-European network of antiracist NGOs, this annual campaign sees civil society groups, educational institutions and city governments come together to protest against racism and stand up for inclusive European societies.

Since 1992, the Action Week Against Racism has been organised around 21 March – anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, which was recognised by the UN as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a few years later.

In view of the far-reaching political and societal consequences of extremist ideologies, the Action Week is taking place this year under the slogan “Time To Be UNITED”, and highlighting activities that focus on face-to-face meetings, confronting diverse backgrounds and points of view.

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You can find more information about the campaign at www.weekagainstracism.eu. Planned activities include debates, games, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, food sharing, art performances, all-week programmes, best practice conferences, large-scale demonstrations, movie screenings, and much more.