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STRUGGLING IN THE SHADOWS: EVENTS TO MARK SREBRENICA MEMORIAL DAY
Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 10:00
11th July is Srebrenica Memorial Day, the EU designated day to remember the Srebrenica genocide. This year, the NUT in partnership with the charity, Remembering Srebrenica, will host three separate but related events at NUT Headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, UK, WC1H 9BD.
11 – 15 July 2017 – Silenced Voices - Stories from Srebrenica and Sarajevo -Photographic Exhibition
At 5.30pm on 11th July the Union will launch the acclaimed photographic exhibition ‘Silenced Voices - Stories from Srebrenica and Sarajevo’ curated by Tayyabah Ahmed and Akbar Khan. The exhibition will feature a unique body of work by a group of photographers who visited Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2016. With their pictures, they tell a painful tale of modern day genocide within Europe and its scarring and wounding aftermath. The exhibition will remain open until 5pm Saturday 15th July.
If you are unable to see the exhibition at either the opening on 11th July or the conference on 15th July please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to have a viewing.
11 July 2017 from 6-9pm – Film Screening: Fog of Srebrenica
The same night as the launch of the acclaimed photographic exhibition, we will also be screening the film Fog of Srebrenica. This is the story of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII. Heartbreaking and mind blowing testimonials - the story told by survivors, contrasted by hauntingly beautiful landscapes and horrifying archive.
The audience will be able to participate in an exciting discussion and Q&A with the director, Samir Mehonovic, following the film. Refreshments will follow the film screening.
15 July 2017 from 10am-5pm – Struggling in the Shadows: Lessons from Srebrenica Conference
The Union will host a one day conference to raise awareness about the genocide, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically massacred and buried in mass graves. Thousands of women, children and elderly people were forcibly deported and a large number of women were raped.
The purpose of the Conference is to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide amongst teachers and highlight the connections between past genocides and contemporary racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia. The Conference also aims to identify and share strategies to teach about and learn from the genocide in Srebrenica. The conference will offer a range of workshops and have a number of high profile speakers including:
Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, Chairman, Remembering Srebrenica
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
Zana Marjanovic, MP, Bosnia
Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, House of Lords