Friday, 27 January, 2012

‘First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out...’  So begins the famous poem of 1946 by Pastor Niemoller.  It’s a poem which many know and highlights the dangers of not speaking up when we experience, see or hear injustice.  If we do not use our voices we run the risk of having them taken away; the poem ends ‘Then they came for me, and there was no-one left to speak out for me’. 

Everyone should have a fundamental Human Right to freedom of speech.  Each of us has a voice and has the choice to use it.  The choices we make in the words and language we use every day contribute to creating a safe and fair society.  The right to speak up may seem an uncomplicated concept, but the Untold Stories of the past have shown us that voices have been taken away, and are ignored or still silenced today.  Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2012 – asked us all to Speak up, speak out to share the lessons of the past and the present and to use our voices to create a safer and better future.

Read the full theme vision

Participate in our 2012 online action - sign the pledge to speak up against hatred and discrimination

Your Voice is Amazing is the 90-second film created for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012.  The theme for HMD 2012 was Speak Up, Speak Out which asked you to take inspiration from the past and pledge to speak out against perseuction, hated and discrimination.  

The film highlights this theme of Speak Up, Speak Out, by focusing on how voices can be used in many different ways - singing, beat boxing, performing impressions, producing poetry or bearing witness.   The film features singer Beverley Knight, impressionist Jon Culshaw, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and author Malorie Blackman.  The film celebrates the power of the human voice, with contributors demonstrating the way in which their voice is amazing.

The film, also features Sabina Miller, Holocaust survivor and, a Darfuri survivor, whose family are still trapped in Darfur.
- See more at: http://www.hmd.org.uk/resources/films/your-voice-amazing#sthash.SvVSSaZf.dpuf

Your Voice is Amazing is the 90-second film created for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012.  The theme for HMD 2012 was Speak Up, Speak Out which asked you to take inspiration from the past and pledge to speak out against perseuction, hated and discrimination.  

The film highlights this theme of Speak Up, Speak Out, by focusing on how voices can be used in many different ways - singing, beat boxing, performing impressions, producing poetry or bearing witness.   The film features singer Beverley Knight, impressionist Jon Culshaw, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and author Malorie Blackman.  The film celebrates the power of the human voice, with contributors demonstrating the way in which their voice is amazing.

The film, also features Sabina Miller, Holocaust survivor and, a Darfuri survivor, whose family are still trapped in Darfur.
- See more at: http://www.hmd.org.uk/resources/films/your-voice-amazing#sthash.SvVSSaZf.dpuf
Your Voice is Amazing is the 90-second film created for Holocaust Memorial Day 2012.  The theme for HMD 2012 was Speak up, speak out which asked you to take inspiration from the past and pledge to speak out against perseuction, hated and discrimination.  
 
The film highlights this theme of Speak up, speak out, by focusing on how voices can be used in many different ways - singing, beat boxing, performing impressions, producing poetry or bearing witness.   The film features singer Beverley Knight, impressionist Jon Culshaw, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and author Malorie Blackman.  The film celebrates the power of the human voice, with contributors demonstrating the way in which their voice is amazing.
The film also features Sabina Miller, Holocaust survivor and, a Darfuri survivor, whose family are still trapped in Darfur.