Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding a free workshop for local authorities marking Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2014, which will be taking place in King's Cross, London on Tuesday 8 October from 2.30–5pm.

The workshop will provide inspiration, guidance and opportunities for your HMD activity within a local authority setting.

Attendees will have the privilege of meeting Agnes Grunwald-Spier, who will talk about her personal story of how she narrowly avoided being sent to Auschwitz as a baby.  Agnes is the author of The Other Schindlers and a former trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Local authorities are uniquely connected to every individual and group in their area, fostering good relations in the community and bring people together through events, places and services.  HMD offers local authorities a chance to promote community cohesion and reflect on the importance of respecting difference. 

At the workshop you’ll have the opportunity to hear powerful life stories of Holocaust and genocide survivors and participate in thought provoking activities and discussions around the theme for HMD 2014, Journeys.  We'll explore the many different ways of engaging with HMD and the impact that HMD has on individuals and communities who are involved.  They’ll also be the chance to network and share best practice with other local authorities.

We understand that local authorities are facing unprecedented budget pressures, so we are here to provide support, ideas and materials to ensure that you can continue to use HMD as an opportunity to learn the lessons of the past to address issues of prejudice, discrimination, equality and diversity in your community. 

To book your place please email enquiries@hmd.org.uk or call us on 020 7785 7029.  

Photo: Kirklees Council mark HMD 2013 by building bridges between the past and the present to remember the Holocaust.