March 21 marks the commemoration of End Racism Day, officially observed since 1966 by the United Nations as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Annually, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission commemorates End Racism Day on March 21. The Commission hopes that, through this one-day observance, residents of this State will take time to learn about South Carolina’s diverse citizenry and celebrate the differences in others – such as race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and religion.
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission has partnered with the Department of Education to invite all schools to participate in an activity on March 21 to bring about unity throughout the State. They are said to be encouraged by the actions of the children across this State.
Also, the Commission has connected with the SC Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation and the SC Association of Community Action Partnerships to host a panel discussion on March 21 at 6:00 p.m., titled: “No Blame, No Shame: A Conversation About Race” at City Hall in Rock Hill, SC. This year, the SC Human Affairs Commission along with the SC Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation and the SC Association of Community Action Partnerships plans to host four conversations on race across the State.
The Commission is optimistic these panel discussions will improve race relations and encourage understanding, respect, and tolerance in our State. These discussions are free and open to the public.