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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 Event

Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day
Time:
18:00
Date:
25 January 2018
Venue:
Jane Austen Lecture Theatre, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton Solent University, SO14 0YN

For more information regarding this event, please email Katie Power at kp9g10@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2018

Logo for The Power of Words, Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
Holocaust Memorial Day 2018: The Power of Words

Southampton will be marking the UK’s national Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day with a series of events organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton, and hosted by both Southampton Solent University and the University of Southampton.

The Memorial Day is dedicated to the remembrance of victims who were persecuted as a result of genocide and discusses the discriminatory issues which society faces today. This year, the theme for Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day is 'The Power of Words'.

The central event in this programme is the commemorative evening free event which will take place in the Jane Austen Lecture Theatre, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton Solent University on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm). The event is non-ticketed and all are welcome to attend.

The Mayor of Southampton Councillor Les Harris will open the evening, which will feature a talk and Q&A with Dr Emmanuel Ngwa, who worked for many years on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). There will also be reflective pieces from local students, a drama performance by Southampton Solent University BA (Hons) Performance students, and a closing statement read by the Southampton United Nations Association (UNA).

Refreshments will be available directly after the event when guests will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers before receiving Holocaust Memorial Day Trust literature and a memorial candle. There will also be an opportunity to view an accompanying exhibition. 

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