MEDIA ADVISORY: Genocide Memorial Day

Islamic Human Rights Commission

08 January 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY: Genocide Memorial Day

Genocide Memorial Day is a day given to remember man’s inhumanity to man in the perpetration of genocides and genocidal acts. Consisting of a variety of short presentations on the world’s many victims, from the near eradication of indigenous peoples across the Americas, through slavery, the Nazi Holocaust, the Philippines, Indochina, Palestine, Bosnia and Rwanda, amongst others.

This event marks the first anniversary of the Gaza massacre and its fallen victims. Speakers include:

Imam Achmad Cassiem, former prisoner of Robben Island talking about global genocide;
Lee Jasper, talking about the impact of slavery and its continuing relevance today;

Rabbi Cohen, talking about the tragedy of the Holocaust and presenting a message from a Holocaust survivor;
With messages from Ward Churchill on the genocide of the Indigenous Americans and Hasan Nuhanovic on the genocide of Bosnia.
More speakers to be confirmed.
Sunday 17th January 2010, 12pm – 5pm
Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London W1H 4LP
For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222, (+44) 7958 522 196, email:

The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
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