International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The following information is about an upcoming event hosted by Carleton Lifeline at Carleton University (Ottawa):

March 21 is the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To commemorate this occasion, Carleton Lifeline will be screening the acclaimed documentary Maafa21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America free of charge at Carleton University. The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in Tory Building room 447.

“Maafa” is a Swahili word that means “a terrible tragedy.” It is used to refer to centuries of murder, enslavement, and misery inflicted on Africans and African diaspora throughout the world. Maafa21 shows that this horror did not end with the abolition of slavery in Europe and North America, but continued under the auspices of the international eugenics movement. Drawing on a broad range of historical sources, this film reveals how the once hidden and frequently forgotten drive for racial purity in the United States and elsewhere changed the course of modern history and shaped the issues and institutions we still wrestle with today. Is the Maafa over? Watch this film and then decide!

“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” – Margaret Sanger, eugenicist and founder of the American Birth Control League

View the trailer and learn more about Maafa21 here:

There is a Facebook event you can use to invite your friends here:
All are welcome.


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