Speak Up Speak Out – Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

Posted by pt91 at Jan 25, 2012 04:12 PM |
Speak Up, Speak Out to create a safer, better future

Issued by the School Development Support Agency on 17 January 2012

Speak Up, Speak Out asks us to think about the rights, responsibility and duty we all have to speak up when we see or hear something which we believe to be wrong. It challenges us to learn about what happens when we don’t speak out and what can happen when we do use our voice.

During December poet and performance artist Leah Thorn lead a series of workshops on the theme Speak Up Speak Out. Working across Leicester City's diverse multi cultural multi faith schools Leah looked at issues around genocide and holocaust with the Years 4,5,6 and 10 children and young people. The aim of these creative workshops was to encourage children and young people to find their voices through their creative writing and to create a publication which can be distributed around schools and city public venues and a showcase event on January 28th 2012 in front of an audience of their peers and faith and community leaders.

Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. On HMD we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.

This project is generously funded by the National Lottery, Awards for All,  and supported by Leicester City Council, Leicester University’s Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, Leicester Council of Faiths and the School Development Support Agency.

The event on January 28th is at Embrace Arts at the Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, on Lancaster Road in Leicester and is by invitation only. Invitations can be obtained by contacting Tony Nelson or Ajay Aggrawal at Leicester Council of Faiths on:  0116 2546868 or by email: ajayycm@yahoo.co.uk


For interviews with coordinators, Leah Thorn or participating pupils please contact

Alan Curtis or Juliet Martin

Project Managers HMD Committee

Tel: 0116 2995942

EM: alan.curtis@sdsa.net

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