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EOC Promotes Racial Harmony through Public Education


In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) today reiterates its support for the enactment of legislation in Hong Kong that tackles racial discrimination.
Mr. Raymond TANG, EOC Chairperson said, “The EOC is committed to promoting diversity and equality, fostering an inclusive society in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. However, a law on its own is not enough. Legislation could only be effective if complemented by public education that helps people understand the harm caused by discrimination. Indeed, we have stepped up our public education since 2007 to promote racial harmony and diversity in Hong Kong.”
The EOC has just started a roving exhibition on its photo competition titled “Powerful Images of Racial Harmony” since 18 March 2008 at several MTR stations. The photo competition, with 700 entries received, is part of the EOC’s campaign to promote racial harmony and inclusion.
Another inclusion initiative co-organized with RTHK Radio 2 is a year-long radio programme titled “Equal Opportunities Diversity Project” which features weekly interviews with guests on equal opportunities issues and radio segments titled “Ethnic Minorities’ Cultural Class (地球村補習社)” introducing languages, cultures and life styles of ethnic minorities (see Attachment).  
The winning photos of the “Powerful Images of Racial Harmony” and the radio segments of the “Ethnic Minorities Cultural Class” have been uploaded on the EOC’s new webpage “A World of Colours”.
“The enthusiastic participation in the photo competition shows that members of the public are becoming more aware of diversity issues and many view the multicultural reality in Hong Kong in a positive light,” concluded Mr. Tang.
The photo exhibitions will be held from 18 March 2008 to 16 April 2008 at the following MTR stations.
18 to 20 Mar 2008  (Tue to Thu)
Wanchai MTR station
25 to 26 Mar 2008 (Tue to Wed)
Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station
27 to 28 Mar 2008  (Thu to Fri)
Tsuen Wan MTR station
14 to 16 Apr 2008  (Mon to Wed)
Kowloon Tong MTR station
Equal Opportunities Commission
19 March 2008



Ethnic Minorities’ Cultural Class
The radio segments titled “Ethnic Minorities’ Cultural Class” introducing simple languages, cultures and life styles of ethnic minorities, is broadcast every Thursday in the Chinese language programme "Made in Hong Kong Alex Lee" on RTHK Radio 2 (FM 94.8- 96.9) from 1:30 to 2:00 pm. Details of the programme are listed below for reference. When browsing our webpage , please click the icon  to access the webpage of RTHK Radio 2 and then click the icon   or  in front of the segments (e.g. Pakistan #1) for listening.
Pakistan  #4
Pakistan  #3
Pakistan  #2
Pakistan  #1
Thailand  #4
Thailand  #3
Thailand  #2
Thailand  #1
Indonesia  #4
Indonesia  #3
Indonesia  #2
Indonesia  #1