Saturday, January 16, 2010

Kensington Remembers 2010

As Chair of Kensington Remembers, I am really pleased with the programme we have put together for our local contribution to Holocaust Memorial Day later in the month. We have six events planned over the course of a week and I will be blogging all the details once the publicity material is all finalised.

But dates for your diary include

Thursday 21st January - evening, St Francis of Assisi Academy - youth event where young people explore their reaction and response to holocaust, genocide, racism, homophobia, bullying in school.

Saturday 23rd January - afternoon, St Francis of Assisi Academy - family/adult event bringing together the diverse communities of Kensington and Fairfield to discuss and showcase their commemoration of genocide, ethnic cleansing and holocaust, pertaining to their home nations.

Sunday 24th January - afternoon, St Francis of Assisi Academy - Jewish event, featuring Klazmer music and a screening of The Passenger - with another chance to see the Deane Road Jewish Cemetery on the big screen.

Monday 25th January - evening, St Francis of Assisi Academy - Fighting Homophobia event with the screening of Project Triangle documentary when a group of young gay adults visited Poland and in particular Auschwitz with Homotopia and Merseyside Police Sigma team, supported by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, GYRO, Armistead and Liverpool City Council.

Tuesday 26th January - evening, Liverpool John Moores University - Darfur Forum featuring debate on situation in Darfur/Sudan.

Thursday 28th January - evening, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - Congolese evening, celebrating life of Rev Dr Patricia Nickson OBE and screening of film, Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

For more information about any of these, please post a comment and I will get back to you, or email me at Louise dot baldock at liverpool dot gov dot uk.


Anonymous said...

Thought we were going to be in Manchester but that has been cancelled and would like to attend the events this afternoon.

Do we just turn up?

David & Shirley Coleman

Louise Baldock said...

Dear David, I am sorry I did not spot this before now, I have been up at the school most of the day, setting up and then compering the event. It went really well I thought. I hope you made it, Best wishes, Louise