This week our Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, has been in Bosnia preparing for Memorial Week 2014, and other events in the Remembering Srebrenica calendar.
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Our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme sees 750 UK delegates travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina over a two-year period. They return and pledge to carry out activities to strengthen their communities, such as memorial events, fundraising or speaking in schools.
Remembering Srebrenica organises UK memorial events and helps communities keep survivors’ and victims’ stories alive. Events took place in 2014 at locations across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Blackburn, Cardiff and Stoke-on-Trent.
Disgraceful to see children at a school in Srebrenica celebrating Chetniks. Such behaviour is part of a wider and worrying trend in which we are witnessing an increasing number of provocative acts that have caused much distress amongst the local community https://t.co/7pIY0OPP1n
Delighted that phase two of the pioneering conflict transformation & Srebrenica programme has been launched which will provide over 20 further participants with a unique opportunity to be part of a powerful & unique learning experience. https://t.co/FiJleS5jF5 #MEASrebrenica
'This experience has hardened my resolve to bring all our communities together so that never again can such horrors take place'. Powerful speech in Parliament from our community champion @charlotte2153 who spoke about the impact of her visits to Auschwitz and Srebrenica.
Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay
I spoke in Parliament in Thursday's emotional Holocaust Memorial Day debate, on my experiences visiting Auschwitz and Srebrenica, and standing together.
Watch full speech: https://t.co/jNwUhMPMt4
Very proud of two of our Mid East Antrim Community Champions, Clare and Mohammed, who participated in today’s NI Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration.3
Ended #HolocaustRemembranceDay speaking at @HarrowArts to a beautifully diverse audience truly representative of the best of London along with Holocaust Survivor Helen Aronson, my new adoptive nana. Bonds of survival are strong. Thank you to @HMD_UK @SrebrenicaUK @harrow_council