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Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month Events & Activities

March is Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month. This year marks the 31st anniversary since the inception of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, which highlights the continued commitment to the citizens of Saskatoon to create an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, respected, and can live without facing racism or discrimination.

In 1990, City Council proclaimed March as Race Relations Month, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which falls on March 21 annually. The date commemorates the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa where peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were killed by police officers.

In recognition, during the month of March, a number of activities are initiated by a diverse cross-section of the community ranging from elementary school children to community group representatives. 

Join us! The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee presents “Living in Harmony” awards to recognize local organizations or individuals for their efforts in promoting intercultural harmony. The winners will be announced at a public “Living in Harmony” Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 20, 2020.
 

COVID - 19 Response: Event Cancellations

In light of the recent confirmation of Saskatoon’s first presumptive case of COVID-19, many events in Saskatoon have been cancelled. Please refer to the host organization of each event listed below for information regarding their event.

 

Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month Activities

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The Flower People Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery 

Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present The Flower People, a solo exhibition by Melanie Monique Rose.
Exhibition dates: January 11-March 14
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

An Evening with Sheldon Krasowski:
 Discussing and signing “No Surrender: The Land remains Indigenous” 

Thursday, February 27
7:00 p.m.
McNally Robinson

Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Opening Ceremony and Flag Raising

Friday, February 28
1:30 pm

Council Chambers, City Hall 222, 3rd Avenue North
Join us in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as the City of Saskatoon proclaims March 2020  ‘Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month’. This short opening ceremony will be followed by a flag raising in Civic Square and launch a month of public awareness and educational activities to address racial discrimination in Saskatoon.

Anti-Racism Network Training:
"Whiteness and Allyship" a workshop with Dr. Sheelah McLean

Saturday, February 29
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration required. RSVP to: manola.valle@gmail.com or mvalle@saskmulticultural.org
See poster for details.

Newcomers’ Forum 

Tuesday, March 3
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Ramada Hotel
Registration required. RSVP to: info@nicstoon.org
See poster for details.

Circle of Voices: Hospitals, Broken Pianos with Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre 

March 5 - 13
Studio 914 - 914 20th Street west
For tickets and more information, visit Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre

Settler News Narratives of HIV Non-Disclosure: Deconstructing Representations of Indigeneity, Sexuality and Law

Thursday, March 12
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, 191 Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr.

Free and open to the public
For information, visit College of Arts & Science News & Events or contact marie.lovrod@usask.ca

Anti-Discrimination Response Training

Tuesday, March 17

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration required. RSVP to: abuckley@afcs.ca

See poster for details.

Saskatchewan Intercultural Association Reel to Real Film Festival 

March 17-18
Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue

Featured films: “Between Allah & Me” and the “Birth of a Family”​

Living in Harmony Awards Ceremony 

Friday, March 20
1:15 - 2:30
Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue
This event is free and open to the public.