Remembering Srebrenica Memorial

On behalf of Diversity and Cohesion Service I would like to invite to the 23rd Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide due to take place on Monday 9th July from 12.30pm until 1.30pm at the Banqueting Suite, City Hall, Bradford (refreshments from 12pm).

This year, we are recognising the 23nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, simply because they were Muslim. As an organisation that works with people from diverse communities and backgrounds, we feel it is vital to commemorate Srebrenica to take a stand against hatred and discrimination that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.

 

This year’s theme ‘Acts of Courage’ will pay tribute to the ordinary Bosnians who took great risks to protect others during the conflict in the 1990s, the single greatest atrocity since Second World War which the systematic massacre of more than 10,000 Bosnian men and young boys took place in less than one week at Srebrenica, a UN protected area – a safe haven.  You can read more about it on their website: www.srebrenica.org.uk

 

It is now more important than ever for us to come together as people in the UK, no matter what our background, to celebrate diversity and to stand together in solidarity against hatred and discrimination.

 

Guest and dignitaries include:  The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Zafar Ali, Naz Shah, MP,  Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Councillor Adrian Farley, Michael Jameson, Strategic Director for Children’s Services, Riad Terzic(Bosnian survivor) and many more civic, political, faith, community representatives.

We hope you will join us in mourning the loss of those who died at Srebrenica, and reflecting on how we as individuals, groups and communities can come together to build a better future without hatred.

 

To confirm your attendance please email me or please follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/srebrenica-memorial-acts-of-courage-tickets-47044359947


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Published: 29/06/2018
Audience: All
Contact: Javed Bashir

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