Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 14:00 to Saturday, 27 January, 2018 - 14:45

The Western Isles Diversity and Equality Steering Group (DESG) presents a week-long programme of events to commemorate HMD – including a Seminar on Friday 26 January where there will be an opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, and Bruce Adamson, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.

There will also be an audio visual exhibition ‘The I Welcome Photo Exhibition’ by Amnesty International and Magnum Photos which highlights stories of refugees past and present; as well as ‘How to Report Hate Crime – 10 reasons why you really should’. There will also be contributions from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and others.
An Amnesty International Stornoway stall will be open also, with free items including ‘My Rights Passports

Throughout the week there will be an opportunity for people to sign the Book of Commemoration and to see the candle, designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and commissioned to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenhau.
It is hoped that links will be made to other UHI sites on the Western Isles in Benbecula and Barra to deliver the programme across the islands and perhaps even further afield.


Lews Castle College UHI
Western Isles



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For further information about the Seminar or if would like to attend, please contact: Bookings must be made by no later than Friday 19th January 2018. A booking form with indication of access requirements will be issued and a programme for the day will be circulated subsequently. Exhibition etc is open to the general public. The Multi cultural event will now take place later in the year and details will be provided on this site.