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Raise Your Hands Against Racism

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER
This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

LEVEL 2

Spice Radio Vancouver 1200 AM is asking people around the world to raise their hands. They want you to show your hands in colour. They want to show that skin colour should not define or separate us.

Shushma Datt started it

Shushma Datt and friends started the event in 2015. The Hindu festival of Holi inspired her.

The festival of Holi celebrates spring. It is also called the festival of love.

The festival of Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is popular with non-Hindus too.

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Education First Nations style

PHOTO - NICK PROCAYLO / VANCOUVER SUN Morning classes at Aboriginal Focus School in Vancouver

PHOTO – NICK PROCAYLO / VANCOUVER SUN
Classes at Aboriginal Focus School in Vancouver

LEVEL 3

Eighty children go to a special school in Vancouver. They learn in First Nations style.

The Aboriginal Focus School is the only one in Vancouver. Seventy of the students are aboriginal and 10 are not aboriginal. They have room for more students.

The school helps students develop cultural pride. Students learn about the values, experiences and histories of First Nations people. All the teachers are aboriginal.

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