Sunday, May 7, 2017

Days of Remembrance

Where: Mayor's Conference Room
Edina City Hall
4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, Minnesota

When:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Human Rights & Relations Commission will hold its seventh-annual Human Right event, Days of Remembrance: The holocaust and genocides; from generation to generation. Days of Remembrance is intended to raise awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides around the globe and to provide an opportunity to remember and honor the victims, and to share experiences of survivors. The event serves to educate the community on how genocide impacts the lives of survivors and affects society. It's also a time to reflect on what can be done to make a difference on these issues. The Days of Remembrance Human Rights Forum is free and open to the public; no advance registration is required. 

In 2012, the Edina City Council and Mayor Jim Hovland approved a proclamation indicating the City of Edina would recognize the National Days of Remembrance each April or May in memory of victims of the Holocaust and encourage the community to reflect on the need for respect for all people. April was also designated as Genocide Awareness and prevention month in Minnesota by Governor Dayton. This bill encourages organizations to sponsor events that educate the public and to remember those whose lives and cultures have been forever changed.  

Edina also presents holocaust and genocide videos on EDINA TV highlighting the stories of Minnesota residents who have survived the holocaust and the impact on their families and the local communities around them.

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