On July 11, 1995, during the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serb nationalist forces took over the besieged enclave of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia. This U.N.-designated "safe area" had been lightly defended by Dutch troops that ultimately failed to protect the town and its inhabitants. In the ensuing week more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were separated from the rest of the civilian population, executed, and buried in mass graves. Many people from this community today make their homes in Oregon.
The Bosniak Educational & Cultural Organization of Portland, Oregon, will present a memorial event on July 15, near the twenty-third anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre and genocide. Event organizers wish to remember the victims of the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II, express support for the survivors in their campaign for justice, and call for NEVER AGAIN to nobody and nowhere.
Please join us for this solemn observance and commemoration and for an opportunity to meet your neighbors in our community. The event will include a documentary film about Srebrenica, brief presentations by members of the Bosniaks community, exhibition, and guest speakers, followed by a peaceful gathering on the plaza outside.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible