A special event to remember the peoples who lost their lives in 1995 in Bosnia during the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.
Hear from North West ambassador Neil Sledge – he will deliver his presentation ‘Lessons from Srebrenicia’. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to make your own pledge of remembrance.
The name Srebrenica has become synonymous with those dark days in July 1995 when, in the first-ever United Nations declared safe area, thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered and buried in mass graves. The victims, predominantly Muslim, were selected for death on the basis of their identity. This was the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.
Neil qualified as a Primary Education teacher with a B.Ed (Hons) degree from Leeds University (North Riding College, Scarborough) in 1989. He has taught in primary schools in Coventry, Hertfordshire and Sefton and Wirral, has been Advisory Teacher for Humanities for Wirral, and was Deputy Headteacher in a Wirral Primary School for 13 years. Since 2015 Neil has been a self-employed Education Consultant and teacher, working with staff, children and the public with the Cheshire Development Education Centre, Maths of the Day and Big Heritage, whilst continuing to teach part-time. In his voluntary role as International Solidarity Officer for Wirral National Education Union (NEU), Neil visited Bosnia with Remembering Srebrenica in 2017 and was appointed a Community Champion in 2018 for his work with schools and teachers promoting the Lessons from Srebrenic
For more information visit Srebrenica.org.uk