Public Forum: Genocide & Resistance
Date & Time: Thursday 31 August, 6.30pm
Venue: Green Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD (opp Victoria Markets)
Robbie Thorpe, Gurnai Gundditjmara man and Community Radio 3CR presenter
Dr Maung Zarni, exiled in the UK, Dr Zarnie is a Burmese scholar, writer, organiser, and revolutionary and outspoken supporter of Rohingya community.
Sitarah Mohammadi, World Hazara Council spokesperson
MC & Socialist Alliance: Fahreen Alamgir
Organised by Socialist Alliance & Green Left
The most well-known and recognised genocide was the Nazi genocide against Jews and Roma in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
After the holocaust, the world said “Never Again”, but there have been a number of genocides since then.
But the recognition of genocides has been politicised. Some genocides are recognised and commemorated. Some genocides are not.
In Australia, we have genocide denialism with no major party recognising that Australia was founded on the basis of genocide against the First Nations people. There is denial of genocide in other countries as well.
There is an assumption that genocide is a result of spontaneous prejudice by a population, when the reality is genocides are highly organised and systematic.
The speakers will discuss whether genocide can be stopped and how we can build resistance to it. This is important, especially because the trauma from genocide is passed through the generations.
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