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Friday, January 18, 2013

6th Annual Holocaust and Genocides; Sikh Genocide 1984

  January 16, 2013

VI Annual Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013
Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230
Rsvp to: ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com

Humanity must continuously acknowledge, remember, and reflect upon the inhuman atrocities misguided powers inflicted upon powerless. A stand for justice, education and understanding is badly needed. We hope each one of us would walk out with a commitment to work towards all humanity as one family where each one stands for the rights of others to make the world a safe home for all and a better place for everyone to live. Indeed, safety of each one of us hinges on the safety of others around us.

Every year we have reflected on our failings, massacres, Genocides and Holocaust, this year, we will focus on the Sikh Genocide of 1984,
Dr. Amarjit Singh, will deliver the key note address on the topic.  Mr. Hasan Mahmud will share about the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971, Dr. Petra Weldes will talk about the effects of Stereotyping on the societies, and Kelly Obazee will reflect on current massacres around the world.  Mike Ghouse will speak about the need to take stand against oppression of others, and Holocaust continues to be our anchor event.

There is a shameless cruelty in our societies because we either shy away or refuse to acknowledge the sufferings of others, worrying that it will devalue our own, and or it amounts to infidelity to our own cause. Shame on us that we justifying massacres by pretending and propagating that the victims deserved it or asked for it, or we simply turn the face away.

To paraphrase Sir Edmund Burke, “evil continues to flourish not necessarily because of evil men, but more so because good men do nothing about it.”

The human atrocities are pent up frustrations and unresolved issues that reach a boiling point and explode into massacres and genocides.   As civilized societies, we need to bring a closure to the issues through forgiveness, apology and restoration of justice.

To all those, who have endured holocaust, genocides, massacres, annihilation, land mines, hunger, rape, torture, occupation and inhuman brutality, we say, we are with you, and you are not alone. The least we can do in the process of healing is to acknowledge every one's pain.  

The sixth annual event is an initiative of the Foundation for Pluralism, Sikh Gurdwaras of North Texas, America Together Foundation, and the World Muslim congress. 


Dr. Harbans Lal, Event Chair (817) 446-8757- email: japji@tx.rr.com

Mike Ghouse, President   (214) 325-1916  - email: SpeakerMikeGhouse@gmail.com

America together foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234

1.    RSVP to - confirmattedance@gmail.com or call either of the phone
2.    You can list your organization as a supporting organization, please send an email to HolocaustandGenocides@gmail.com with name and web address.
3.    Invite your friends.

1 comment:

  1. Please do NOT omit the genocide of Hindus and Sikhs in East & West Pakistan in 1947 when the number of killed exceeded millions, and that of the Hindus in SOUTH Kashmir in 1989.