Bosnian Genocide Remembrance
The Bosnian Genocide Remembrance Day Campaign is a community-based effort led by young Americans who are passionate about human rights and social justice. Our goal is to raise awareness in Washington State of the genocide that was committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 1992-1995 Bosnian Genocide was the most devastating eliminationist campaign in Europe since World War II. It has also touched the lives of people in Washington State. It has touched the lives of the brave men and women from our state who made up part of the peacekeeping forces stationed in Bosnia, as well as the thousands of survivors who came to our state as refugees - each bringing with them a harrowing personal story of loss and survival - their children, those helping them settle in the state, and the people they’ve formed relationships with in our communities.
We believe that recognizing the genocide, remembering its victims, and increasing awareness and knowledge about genocide and crimes against humanity will help reafﬁrm our values. Our society ﬁnds strength in diversity. Eliminationist policies that speciﬁcally target individuals and groups because of their race, ethnicity, nationality or religion are an affront to our values and our humanity. They require us to take a stand. To show our commitment to upholding our values and beliefs we need to state that genocide and crimes against humanity - taking place anywhere in the world - will not be tolerated, ignored, trivialized, or forgotten by us. We invite you to join us in our efforts and make a contribution to raising awareness and educating people in Washington State about the crime of genocide and the need to prevent it around the world. Thank you.