Truro Cathedral to hold exhibition reflecting on genocide

From Devon & Cornwall Police website:

Truro Cathedral will host the two-day exhibition which will focus on the theme of ‘Torn from Home’. It will reflect on what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven from their homes due to persecution. It will include marking the 25th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide and the 40th anniversary of the end of the genocide in Cambodia.


PC Colin Gameson, Devon and Cornwall Police Diversity Officer said: “Many think that the Holocaust was something that only occurred years ago during WWII, but the reality is that genocides have continually occurred across the world and are still happening today. It is for everyone to understand the reasons why they happen and learn lessons to prevent them from taking place in the future.”


The two-day event will take place over the 25 and 26 January 2019, where a variety of information and activities will be displayed. Partners will also have information stands including a static display from Shelter Box.


The exhibition is free to attend and will run from 10 am to 3 pm each day with a candle lighting ceremony taking place at 1 pm both days.


PC Colin Gameson, continued: “We are pleased to support the Holocaust Memorial Trust in Cornwall. The exhibition gives us an opportunity to bring people together to discuss and educate how communities worldwide have been persecuted because of hatred and prejudice.


“Within the Diverse Communities team, we work with partners and agencies to raise awareness of hate crime, to encourage reporting to police and provide support to those people in need.


“In addition to the numerous life stories on display of people who have been “torn from home”, there will also be a display of artwork and writing by students from schools across south east Cornwall. Please come along and support the exhibition.”


The two-day exhibition will be promoting the “zero tolerance to hate” campaign. This will encourage representatives from communities, businesses and other organisations to attend and sign the pledge

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