In April, Canadians observe Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month
OTTAWA, Apr. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Three years ago, April was designated Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month.
Humanity has witnessed many genocides, including the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the Holodomor, the Armenian genocide, the Srebrenica massacre and the genocide of Yazidis. Canada has welcomed survivors of these atrocities and the descendants of those who perished.
We have a duty to remember. Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month is an opportunity to reflect on these tragedies and learn from them to prevent them from happening again.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, I invite Canadians to take time to remember the victims of genocide. May we never lose sight of our collective responsibility to fight prejudice, hate and all other forms of discrimination.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only) : Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788