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Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

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European Action Week Against Racism 2017

Organisations all over Europe organised separate programs to mark the European Week Against Racism from 18–26 March. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist NGOs, this annual campaign sees civil society groups, educational institutions and city governments come together to protest against racism and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies. UNITED is the Pan-European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees, supported by more than 550 organisations from 48 European countries.

How to join the network: see http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/supporters

In light of the divisive political rhetoric that has gripped Europe in recent years, the message of the 2017 Action Week campaign was: Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! The campaign is based around 21 March, the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960, which in 1966 was recognised by the UN as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.