What: Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide on Capitol Hill
About: Opening Remarks: Ajla Delkic, President, Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina; Speakers: Elvir Klempic, Srebrenica Genocide Survivor and Jackie Subar, Assistant Director of Political Outreach, American Jewish Committee
Please join us in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide on Capitol Hill and help us stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors of the worst war crime committed on European soil since World War II. After the Holocaust, the world vowed “Never Again,” but the fall of the United Nations “safe area” of Srebrenica to Bosnian Serb and Serbian forces in July of 1995 stands out as the international community’s most egregious failure to intervene during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It led to genocide, forced displacement, and a legacy of loss. The ongoing and overt denial of genocide by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s smaller entity Republika Srpska, as well as the political leadership of neighboring Serbia continues to stifle progress and reconciliation, contributing to overall insecurity of the entire Southeast Europe.
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515
Link to Event: Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina