Message from Adrian Gregson, Labour Councillor for Rainbow Hill and Deputy Leader of the Council
On Saturday 26th January, as Deputy Leader of the Council, I attended Holocaust Memorial Day in Worcester’s Guildhall where the Labour Mayor of Worcester, Jabba Riaz, hosted an event with inter faith groups and school children from Christopher Whitehead, Tudor Grange, King’s, RGS, and Nunnery Wood High schools. We listened to poems and stories read by the students and also a very personal recollection of his dreadful experience of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 from Ganza Gahizi.
Survivors of the Holocaust are dwindling with every year, but in their memory we should not have to see Rwanda, Cambodia, Darfur, repeating those days.
Ganza’s main message was: if communities can be taught to hate, they can also be taught to love – and that message is at the heart of Jabba’s mayoral year here in Worcester. A truly moving and sombre morning.