International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 3/21/09

Special Programming for the United Nations
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
on WIDE-LP on March 21, 2009
in cooperation with the
Radio Voices Without Frontiers (RVSF)
2009 one day broadcast campaign (http://rvsf.amarc.org/index.php?l=EN)

Midnight - 8 am: "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois (from http://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/), to be rebroadcast in serial form weekdays at noon starting on March 23.
8 - 9 am: The Freedom Singers (one song); "Am I African Enough?" (poem by Cedric Bolton and Erica Hawthorne from http://www.blackcommentator.com/264/264_poetic_black_fusion_african_enou...); Sweet Honey in the Rock - "The Women Gather" album
9 -10 am: Healing Racism Around The World - David & Joy Zarembka - Spirit In Action
10 - 11 am: John Eligandi: The Dalits' Struggle for Human Rights - Humanist Union of Madison

6 - 7 pm: IHEU announcement of first "World Conference on Untouchability"; Fred Small (2 songs); "West Side Story"
7 - 9 pm: Langston Hughes reads and talks about his poems; Sweet Honey In the Rock - "Still On the Journey" album; Ella Fitzgerald

Background:
March 21st was declared International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a reaction to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South-Africa, in 1960. Radio Voices Without Frontiers 2009 is a one day broadcast campaign through the AMARC network when community radios actively engage themselves for tolerance, equal rights and celebration of diversity. This campaign aims to highlight the issues of racism and discrimination from a civil society perspective on all levels - local, regional and worldwide.