What is International Day for Tolerance
International Day of Tolerance on November 16 is a great opportunity for you to think back and recall the last time you had a different perspective than one of your friends? When’s the last time you’ve had to learn something about their culture? We’re betting it wasn’t that long ago. And that’s why, since 1996, we’ve celebrated International Day For Tolerance on November 16.
International Day For Tolerance timeline
The birth of a day
The International Day of Tolerance is created as a way to commemorate the the passing of Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.
The Civil Rights Act is Enacted
Potentially the single most important piece of legislation for tolerance and equality in U.S. history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
A dream is born
During the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in which he advocated for a wold of tolerance and equality through non-violent means.
After spending 21 year working as a lawyer, activities, and community organizer in South Africa helping indigenous peoples against British colonizers, Gandhi returns to India to help his homeland fight for freedom through non-violence and tolerance.
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How to Observe International Day For Tolerance
Read About Different Cultures
Reading about different cultures or nationalities is one of the best ways to help break down your intolerances that you may not know you have, as well as help increase your awareness of other intolerances throughout the world. In order to celebrate tolerance, you may oftentimes need to first make yourself aware of intolerance.
Listen to Neighbors Who Have Different Viewpoints
Listening to others is a great way to open your perspective and take a better look at the world and how you perceive it. Tolerance and intolerance can only identified by listening more to those who may have suffered at the hands of intolerance and hearing what they have to say it.
Participate in Events of Remembrance or Advocacy
If you want to truly help celebrate International Day of Tolerance the best thing to do is go out and participate. Whether it's a candle light vigil for the victims of intolerance or a lecture from an esteemed activist or thought leader, getting out there and getting involved will only help you grow.
Why International Day For Tolerance is Important
International Day for Tolerance is a great educational resource to help learn about how to be a more tolerant person but also the intolerances that may still be happening around the world.
It brings us together
Inherently based on the idea that humans should come together rather be divided, International Day for Tolerance is a day to celebrate the differences between cultures and creeds and appreciate what they bring to our lives.
International Day of Tolerance is important because, although great strides have been made, more work needs to be done to eradicate intolerance throughout the world. By increasing awareness and spreading education on such a day as this one, it helps play an active role in the elimination of intolerance.