BC Creates recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 19, 2021
March 21, 2021 | International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination. This year’s theme is “youth standing up against racism”, reflecting how the youth populations showed up and supported marches, in-person and virtual protest as they mobilized participation, empowered each other to engage, and held each other accountable.
COVID-19 has heavily impacted youth communities, including those from minority backgrounds. Many are now grappling with an increase in racial discrimination, in addition to severe disruptions to their education; diminished employment prospects; and limited ability to participate in public life, which stymies their individual and social empowerment.
We reflect on not only the current events, but the history that perpetuated them, the future of equality and supporting emerging voices in the creative industries. The foundations of the creative industries lie in storytelling and the diverse voices behind them, as creative content is a powerful platform for transformation and social change.
Discover how B.C.'s creative industries are telling their stories, taking action, and providing resources to unite and champion a diverse, equitable future.