International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21st, and in the light of the recent international growth in racism, ethnocentrism and discriminatory ideologies, we would like to emphasize that Psychoanalysis and Politics is founded on a commitment to equality and non-discrimination. This is not just reflected in the themes we explore in our conferences, but in how we choose to engage with these issues.

We aim to be non-discriminatory and egalitarian. Disrespect or discrimination towards the forum or any of its participants on the basis of nationality, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality will not be tolerated.

We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another’s contributions, participating in a community of thought.

We are proud to be more multi-national and multi-ethnic and with a better gender balance than most other organizations, and will continue to improve our range of representation.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the 21st of March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Psychoanalysis and Politics is registered as a non-profit organisation in Norway with the organisation no. 998 503 221. The conferences are international and take place in different countries and locations.