Forums Against Racism (YFAR) is an initiative of the United Nations
Association in Canada, launched in recognition of the United Nations
International Year for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
(2001). The project was designed to provide a space where youth
could meet to share experiences, discuss pertinent issues and design
educational methods to prevent and combat racism. At the forums,
youth from a diversity of backgrounds worked together to generate
ideas and propose concrete actions to best address racism through
education-- strategies that would be effective, attractive, and
meaningful to youth. Youth delegates had the opportunity to take
part in one of the four scheduled regional
forums held in Ottawa, Québec
City, Halifax, and Edmonton,
leading up to a national forum.
result of this project was the production of an innovative, long-term,
anti-racism education model developed
BY youth FOR youth! The KIT ( PDF format)
- a manual by youth to combat racism through education - was launched
across Canada on March 21 - the UN International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination.
Due to popular
demand, we cannot process requests for hard copies at this time.
We are currently exploring avenues to secure funds to reprint
this valuable resource. We encourage you to download "The
KIT" in PDF format. Thank you!