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This Saturday, March 19, raise your hands against racism with Spice Radio.

Now in its second year, Raise Your Hands Against Racism is an event from Spice Radio inspired by the Indian celebration of Holi. During Holi coloured powders and water are thrown, blocking out skin colour, creed, caste, and culture – making everyone the same under a brilliant cloud.

Raise Your Hands Against Racism asks supporters to post pictures of their hands raised with the #HandsAgainstRacism hashtag. On Saturday, March 19 the celebration comes to a head, with supporters gathering to add their hand print to banners in event across Metro Vancouver.

At the Roundhouse Community Centre, CBC’s Dan Burritt will take attendees through a day of education, friendship, and entertainment. From traditional Holi dances and the history of the festival to a talk from a former white supremacist recruiter who has since changed his ways, and now works to get others out of racist organizations.

Raise Your Hands Against Racism

  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: Vancouver Library Fraserview Branch – 1950 Argyle Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: Sunsent Community Centre – 6810 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: Surrey City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • When: Saturday, March 19; 12 p.m.
  • Where: White Rock Promenade

Vancity Buzz is a proud sponsor of Raise Your Hands Against Racism

Putting my #HandAgainstRacism A photo posted by Cathy Mc Loughlin (@cathy_mcl) on

We’ve put our #handsagainstracism A photo posted by Jessica Lloyd (@jessylloyd_16) on

Thanks to @rajeshmumbairaj and @shiamakvancouver supporting us again for #handsagainstracism

A photo posted by Spice Radio 1200 AM (@spiceradiovan) on

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