Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day


Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day: a day to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the 1990s genocide in Bosnia, and a day to commit to challenging hate today, both at home and overseas. The Remembering Srebrenica theme for Memorial Week 2024 is “I Am Because You Are”.

In the West Midlands we have two Srebrenica memorial events taking place today with Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network, one on Birmingham and the other in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

In Birmingham we will gather in the Council House (B1 1BB) at 12.30pm to hear civic leaders and faith representatives, from the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and personal testimony from a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide. The programme will also include music and art performances.

Newcastle-under-Lyme will host performances of the play “My Thousand Year Old Land (Song for Bosnia and Herzegovina)” at the New Vic Theatre at 2.00pm and 7.30pm. The show will be live streamed too. Please join us.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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