If you’re in London this Sunday, and anywhere near University College London, I’m one of the speakers at an event organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission to commemorate Genocide Memorial Day. I’ll be talking about the expulsion of the Moriscos from seventeenth century Spain.
Here are the details:
Six years ago, IHRC decided it was imperative to set aside a day to remember the genocides, genocidal acts and genocidal policies of the modern era. Coinciding with the anniversary of the end of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, Genocide Memorial Day was born
WHEN: Sunday, 18 January from 12pm – 4pm
WHERE: University College London, Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Nearest stations: Euston Square (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City Line), Euston (Northern, Victoria, London Overground Line), Warren Street (Northern, Victoria Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line)
Entry is FREE. Refreshments will be provided. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP and register your attendance
GMD rejects the notion that there is a hierarchy of victims depending on their background. It seeks to hold people accountable by highlighting those people and power structures responsible for perpetrating genocidal acts and by remembering the victims.
The theme of Genocide Memorial Day 2015 is STEPS LEADING TO GENOCIDE. It intends to bring to attention the political, social and economic processes that precede all genocides and which provide an indicator of looming crisis.
For further information, here’s the website