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Sign up to attend our Holocaust Memorial Day event

Chesterfield Equality and Diversity Forum and Chesterfield Borough Council are inviting you to attend an online Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The event, called ‘Ordinary People’, will take place on Friday 27 January 2023 from 10am to 11.45am, and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

This year, we are welcoming guest speaker Aida Salkic Haughton MBE, who is a survivor of the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina to talk about her experiences.

Aida’s first-hand testimony as a survivor of the Bosnian genocide and ethnic cleansing has shown to be a powerful tool for tackling hatred and building stronger communities. 

Councillor Sharon Blank, cabinet member for governance, said: “We are honoured to have such a strong speaker who has survived the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Aida is happy to answer any questions you may have at the end of the session. 

“We are inviting as many of you as possible to join us for this memorable event.”

The virtual experience is open to everyone and is free to attend, but places are limited.

If you would like to attend the online event, please contact:

allison.potter@chesterfield.gov.uk to secure your place.

This year we will once again be opening the Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Remembrance online. You can sign the book here.

The book will be open from Monday 16 January until 10 February 2023.

The Book of Remembrance will also be available for signing at the Customer Service Centre between the dates shown above.  


First published on 16 January 2023 Last updated on 16 January 2023