Leaders, faith representatives, community groups and schools from Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Leeds came together at Bradford Centenary Square and the Piazza in Huddersfield on Monday to mark 26 years since the Bosnian genocide, honour the two million people who were forcibly displaced and make a pledge to renew their efforts to tackle hatred and prejudice.
Co-ordinated by 6 million+ Charitable Trust, 22 community groups and schools across the region have been decorating and filling window boxes using green and white flowers in keeping with the colours of the Remembering Srebrenica flower. They came together at the two events and representatives of the groups shared messages of remembrance and hope.
The Lord Mayors of Bradford and Leeds and the Mayor of Kirklees, together with local authority leaders and faith representatives took part in the remembrance events, which also featured a visit from Hava, the 12 foot high Bosnian weeping sister made and operated by 6 million+, as well as music and poetry.
A reflective film of remembrance will be available to watch on YouTube by the end of July. For further information regarding the commemorations, read the full article here .