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Event Alert: Remembering Man’s inhumanity to Man

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GMDGenocide Memorial Day (GMD) conference will be taking place on 22 January 2012 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS in London between 4pm – 8pm.

GMD is a day given to remember man's inhumanity to man in the perpetration of genocides and genocidal acts. Its foundation is based on the argument by various thinkers that several genocides underpin the modern era.  Such genocides include the genocide of slavery, the near eradication of Native Americans, the extermination of populations in the Congo and India, the Nazi Holocaust as well as more recent genocides and genocidal acts including that of the Palestinians, Bosnians, Central American peoples and the Chechens to name but a few.

The event consists of a variety of short presentations on the world's many victims with world renowned speakers including Professor Ilan Pappe of the University of Exeter and Hasan Nuhanovic a survivor from the Bosnian genocide.  This year we will be covering a number of atrocities including the heart rending plight of the peoples of Srebrenica and Palestine, the suffering of the transatlantic slave trade and accounts from the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

IHRC are requesting you to ask your schools, religious centres and local communities to get involved in creating a movement to stop genocides by taking part in Genocide Memorial Day.  Log on to www.genocidememorialday.org for further information or email gmd@ihrc.org if you have any enquiries.

IHRC will also have a family room available on the day, so please bring your children along to help support GMD.

Guest Speakers include:
Ilan Pappe – Professor, University of Exeter
Hasan Nuhanovic – Author and survivor of Srebrenica
Bruce Kent - Vice-President of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Rabbi Ahron Cohen – Spokesperson for Neturei Karta
Lauren Booth - Human Rights Activist and Journalist

Stand up for Justice; support GMD by doing the following:

1.    Distribute flyers (available from IHRC) in your local community, religious centre and schools, please e-mail gmd@ihrc.org for IHRC to post you leaflets. 
2.    Arrange for your school (or old school) to teach about GMD by using the lesson plans available on the following link: (Click)
3.    Arrange coaches from your locality to come to GMD. 
4.    Make announcements in your community, school assemblies, and religious centre for GMD, and encourage your religious leaders to speak about it in the Juma Khutba or Sunday service etc.
5.    Change your profile picture to the GMD poster and tweet about the conference.
6.    Promote the video advertisement in your school and community.
7.    To help out and volunteer on the day, please email volunteers@ihrc.org to register.  
8.    Forward this email to all your friends, family and local community.

Entry is free and a family room will be available.  To book a place please call 020 8904 4222 or email events@ihrc.org,

If you would like to volunteer for GMD please email volunteers@ihrc.org. 

Date:
22 January (Sunday)

Time:
4pm – 8 pm

Venue:
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H                         

Nearest train / tube:
Russell Square (Piccadilly Square), Euston station (Northern Line, London Overground & National Rail ), Euston Square (Metropolitan Line), Kings Cross  (Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Metropolitan , Circle, Hammersmith and City line)
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"And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper."
Holy Qur'an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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