National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00pm

Alumni Auditorium

University of Ottawa

 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity invites you to a panel discussion to mark the first annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities

Special guests:

  • Alex Neve – Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
  • Kyle Matthews – Lead Researcher, Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University
  • Naomi Kikoler – Senior Advisor and Program Manager, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

On April 23rd, 2010, the Parliament of Canada officially recognized that day as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities. April 23rd was chosen in honour of Lester B. Pearson’s birth date, Canada’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, and recognizes his commitment to peace and international cooperation to end crimes against humanity. This day now serves as a call for Canadians to commemorate those who have suffered in the past and to work towards preventing such atrocities from happening in the future. In the spirit of the day’s mandate, please join us in a panel discussion that will offer an overview of mass atrocities in the world today and the ways in which Canada be part of their solution.

For inquiries and RSVP, please contact prev-gen@parl.gc.ca