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University, community groups reach out to youth in fight against racism

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The University of Winnipeg, along with a group of community organizations, launched the React To Racism Online Challenge today in which youth aged 14-20 have been invited to join a global conversation on fighting racism with a chance to earn cash prizes for sharing their stories.

Youths have been invited to submit their experiences with racism and ideas on how to fight racism through written entries, videos or art work. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2013.

Prizes of $500 and $300 will be awarded to the winning submissions in three categories. More information can be found at www.reacttoracism.ca.

The challenge will lead up to the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which will be held on March 21, 2013.

Joining in this initiative are Ka Ni Kanichihk, the University of Winnipeg, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services Inc. (NEEDS), the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties (MARL), Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM), Seven Oaks School Division, Manitoba Education, and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).

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