Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

The Ashes Suite at the Kia Oval in Kennington will again host the Borough’s commemoration for the 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 22 January 2017.

The theme for 2017, set by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is “How can life go on?” The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. HMD 2017 asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. This year’s theme is broad and open ended, there are few known answers.

The event, which will be opened by The Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Saleha Jaffer, will run from 3.00pm to 4.30pm with closing words from Pandit Jai Ramrattan, Hindu Priest of the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society. As in previous years there will be participation from local schools and choirs.

The running order for the event is below.

Item Led by
Welcome Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Saleha Jaffer
Readings Students from Dunraven School
“Refugees’ Welcome” Presentation by Barbara Wilson, Co chair of Lambeth Citizens and by Rabbi Janet Darley
Speaker Mark Healey, Founder of the “17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign” and National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Musical interlude Corpus Christi School Choir
Keynote Speaker Charlotte Cohen, Youth Advisor to the UK Holocaust Commission
Musical interlude South London Liberal Synagogue choir

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Sunday 22 January 2017
3pm to 4.30pm
The Ashes Suite at the Kia Oval
Kennington Oval
SE11 5SS