MINELRES: UNITED: 13-21 March 2010 European-wide Action Week Against Racism

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UNITED E-NEWS 19/01/2010: 13-21 March 2010 European-wide Action Week
Against Racism

Open your mind and ENJOY DIVERSITY!
13-21 March 2010 European-wide Action Week Against Racism

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JOIN! - the campaign
INFORM! - us about your activity (see questionnaire below)
ORDER! - posters for free (see order form - rtf 5kb - and below)
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Racism must not be tolerated nor ignored - Lets confront it UNITED!
In 2009 numerous organisations in 48 European Countries joined the
annual European-wide Action Week Against Racism. Thousands of people all
over Europe were united in their fight for a Europe without
discrimination, intolerance, racism and nationalism - promoting
diversity, mutual respect and understanding.
This year again UNITED calls for international participation during the
European-wide Action Week Against Racism (13-21 March 2010)!  

Become active in this years' campaign
Don't worry, good activities don't have to be expensive. Much more
important than money are creativity and engagement. You do not
necessarily have to organise a big demonstration or event, awareness
about the emerging issues of racism and discrimination is already
created when you spread/hang the UNITED campaign material in
universities, schools, your working place or in the streets.
To get some inspiration have a look at the 2009 List for Activities

Give the campaign a European dimension
Inform us about your actions to highlight the issue of racism on
European level. Your activities will be published through the European
List of Activities that creates visibility and attention all over
Europe. In this way you also contribute to create a strong and diverse
European-wide campaign.
Don't forget: Even small things can change the world!

Order campaign material for free
UNITED can send up to 2 kilos campaign material free of charge (only in
Europe), please calculate how many copies you want. For more than 2
kilos we ask for contribution towards the mailing costs but if you need
more free material for special purposes don't hesitate to contact us.
order form 

*** 21 MARCH ***
The General assembly of the United Nations declared 21 March the
International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial
Discrimination. This day was implemented as a reaction to the murder of
69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960.
Apartheid was a legal system of racial segregation enforced by the
government of South Africa between 1948 and 1990.

This year, from 13-21 March, once again UNITED coordinates the
European-wide Action Week Against Racism. 
Activists, NGO's, universities, schools, municipalities and a wide
variety of different organisations carry out hundreds of activities all
around Europe in order to make a change.

*** Racists neither have courage nor taste! Open your mind and ENJOY
DIVERSITY ***
Our thinking is reflected in our actions.
Discrimination and exclusion of minorities has a significant impact on
society. Biased media coverage, hate speech, political utilisation of
topics such as immigration/integration or religious and cultural customs
incites different groups of society against each other. Acts of
ignorance, mistrust and hate shape the overall atmosphere and
consequentially affects everybody's environment - no matter if you
belong to the discriminated minority or not. We have to break through
this circle and start to take steps towards each other.

Join forces with the European anti-racism movement!
This is a European-wide call for action. Thousands of activists, from
Portugal to Russia and from Iceland to Cyprus, united in the 18th annual
European-wide Action Week Against Racism, mobilise to claim the streets
of their neighborhood and beyond with creative actions. It is about
bringing people together and enjoying diversity, about raising awareness
on local problems, about solutions from a varied community and about
getting to know the unknown.

*** European List of Activities ***
To make sure your activity is included in the European List of
Activities, documenting all the different activities during the campaign
and the strength of the anti-racism movement, send any available
information to UNITED, either by

fax (+31-20-6834582),

e-mail (21march@unitedagainstracism.org)

mail (Postbus 413, NL-1000 AK Amsterdam)

or just call in the UNITED secretariat (+31-20-6834778).

The List is regularly updated 

*** LET US CAMPAIGN TOGETHER ***
UNITED for Intercultural Action is the European network against
nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees.
Linked through UNITED, more than 560 organisations and youth
organisations work together on a voluntary basis.

UNITED publicizes and supports initiatives of local groups and
highlights the issues of racism on an European level.

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REACTION/ORDER FORM

RETURN! - this form to: 21march@unitedagainstracism.org

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OUR ACTIVITY

YES, our organisation wants to join the 'European-wide Action Week
Against Racism' - 2010!

OUR ACTIVITY IS:

title:

type of activity:

date:

place:

theme(s):

organiser(s):

contact address:

street:

city:

postal code:

country:

phone:

fax:

email:

website:

contact person:

mobile phone:

Are you aware of other activities organised in your country? Please be
as correct as possible: date, type, title, themes, location, contact
address...

Your activity will be included in the European List of Activities of the
13-21 March campaign 2010. Make sure your organisation and activity is
mentioned! 

ORDER FORM FOR CAMPAIGN MATERIAL FOR THE EUROPEAN-WIDE ACTION WEEK
AGAINST RACISM

UNITED can send up to 2 kilos campaign material free of charge (only in
Europe), please calculate how many copies you want. For more than 2
kilos we ask for contribution towards the mailing costs but if you need
more free material for special purposes don't hesitate to contact us.

UNITED POSTERS 

.........'Enjoy Diversity' - NEW for this years campaign!
  Backside: information on 21 March campaign 2010

.........(max. 100)'Value Diversity'

.........(max. 100)Double sided: 'Look Deeper - Don't Judge by What You
See'
  Other side: '21 March Campaign Logo'

.........(max. 100)'Colour is an Optical Illusion, All Different - All
Equal'

.........(max. 50)Double sided: 'UNITED to Combat Racism'
Other side: 'Look Deeper - Fundamentally We're All the Same'

.........(max. 100) RUSSIAN EDITION! 'Look Deeper'
     Backside: information on 21 March campaign in Russian language

UNITED INFO LEAFLETS

On many topics and in different languages, downloadable from our website



MATERIAL TO BE SENT TO

Contact person:

Name organisation:

Street:

Postal Code:

City:

Country:

Phone:

Mobile phone:

Fax:

Email:

Website:
SEND
This form as soon as possible to:
21march@unitedagainstracism.org


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UNITED is the pan-European network against nationalism, racism, fascism
and in support of migrants and refugees, supported by over 560
organisations in 46 European countries. How to join the network: see
www.unitedagainstracism.org 'joining the network'

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This event is supported by the Council of Europe (European Youth
Foundation) and European Commission (Youth in Action Programme) 

The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the
position nor the opinion of our sponsors. Sponsors are not to be held
responsible for any use that may be made of it.

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UNITED E-NEWS is an irregular email service to over 10000 organisations
and contact persons active in the working fields: anti-racism, refugee
support, anti-fascism, against antisemitism, migration, minority issues,
intercultural youth work, against nationalism etc.

Regular postal mailings, containing publications such as Addressbook
Against Racism, Calendar of Internationalism, Campaign reports, Posters
etc. are sent to over 2400 European organisations. If you also would
like to receive this mailing: see www.unitedagainstracism.org 'joining
the network'

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UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of
migrants and refugees
Postbus 413 - NL 1000 AK Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6834778 - fax +31-20-6834582
info@unitedagainstracism.org -
www.unitedagainstracism.org

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