Each year, 21 March is observed around the globe as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and marks the loss of life in 1960 at Sharpeville in South Africa.

AotearoaChristchurch City Council supports Race Relations Day for the contribution it makes to a key goal for the city: A diverse and inclusive community. Traditionally, the Council supports a range of events to promote diversity and inclusion. Check BeThere website for updates.

Human Rights Commission Diversity Fern

How to get involved

Find out more about Race Relations Day by visiting the Human Rights Commission website where you can discover events and activities happening in and around Christchurch and throughout the rest of the country.


Other ways to connect with Race Relations Day activities

  • Visit your local library and check out their displays for Race Relation celebrations
  • Tell a friend or neighbour about the New to Christchurch? guide, which provides useful tips for migrants.