H&F’s Srebrenica Memorial Event

Message sent on behalf of Cllr Sue Fennimore,

Dear Friends,

In July 1995, in the UN’s first ‘safe area’, over 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys were systematically murdered in “the biggest war crime to take place in Europe since the end of the Second World War”.

Srebrenica Memorial Day honours the victims and survivors of the genocide.

2016 marks the 21st anniversary and in H&F we will observe the day with an event for staff and community, during which we will remember the lives lost in Srebrenica.

This is an opportunity for us to highlight the continued consequences of genocide as well as racism and xenophobia, and to show our own commitment to strong community relations here in the borough.

We’re honoured to have Emina Trozic speaking, who as a child was one of the first Bosnian refugees that came to this country and she will give a presentation on the background to the conflict and the particular suffering many women and girls had to endure.

Your presence, therefore, would be welcomed and I do hope that you will accept my invitation to attend this important event.

When: Monday 11th July, 5:00pm

Where: The Small Hall, Hammersmith Town Hall, King St, Hammersmith, W6 9JU

RSVP: Fawad Bhatti, tel 0208 753 3437 or email: fawad.bhatti@lbhf.gov.uk<mailto:fawad.bhatti@lbhf.gov.uk

Speakers

*         Cllr Sue Fennimore, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion

*         Emina Trozic, daughter of a concentration camp survivor

*         Young survivor’s testimonies, read by H&F Youth Council members

For more information, click here to visit the Remembering Srebrenica website.