Date(s) - 29/06/2019
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Leamington Spa Baptist Church
The Warwick and District UNA are pleased to announce that an Event has been organised in collaboration with Anne Frank Trust on the subject of Prejudice, Discrimination and Hate Crime. There will be a short film, followed by an introduction given by Stuart Wilcox, West Midlands Regional Manager. We are also expecting representatives from the local secondary schools within the Mid-Warwickshire area.
AHMED NAWAZ – GUEST SPEAKER who is a young man and a Honorary Ambassador for the Anne Frank Trust.
Nawaz is an education & peace activist and speaker, he lost his brother & was shot in an attack on his school. On 16 December 2014, six gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) conducted a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the north western Pakistani city of Peshawar. They entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 149 people including 132 school children, ranging between eight and eighteen years of age making it the world’s fourth deadliest school massacre. Ahmed is a survivor of this attack.
Ahmed Nawaz has addressed thousands of students at various schools in the UK and at events organised by the United Nations, encouraging communities to unite and fight extremism together. British PM Theresa May commented his work in a letter:
‘The work that you do to educate young people about extremism and radicalisation is invaluable – and the fact that it comes from your own experience is testament to your incredible personal strength and resolve. Your recent appointment to the National Counter Extremism Advisory board demonstrates the positive impact of your work. You should feel tremendously proud and I wish you the very best with your continued endeavours.’
Ahmad Nawaz said:
‘I am deeply honoured to be recognised as a ‘Point of Light’ by the Prime Minister. It has propelled me to do more of the positive work that I do for the society. I would like to encourage other young people to do the same in order to have a society free of extremism and violence.’
Ahmad Nawaz is working also with the Home Office and has recently been appointed a member of National Counter Extremism Advisory board. He is also a winner of the No2H8 Crime Young Upstander Award for his courage and conviction.
There will be a Ploughman`s Lunch and coffee/tea (£3.50 per head) from 12:00 pm till 2:15 pm and the meeting starts at 12:30 prompt.
Please do come along and bring a friend!