St. Louis – Association of Srebrenica Genocide Survivors in St. Louis is organizing this years Bosnian Independence Day Observation, with numerous guests from political, and cultural spheres of life.
Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Venue: Grbic Banquet Hall
Guests: Camil Durakovic – Current mayor of Srebrenica municipality in Bosnia
Dr. Emir Suljagic* – Leader of the “Prvi Mart” coalition.
Number of guests from local political and cultural life will be present.
Entertainment is provided by:
KUD “Ljiljan”, Azo Bend, Vejsil Huseinovic, Osman Tambura and others.
Media Sponsors: Sabah, Radio Behar, and Bosnian Community Radio St. Louis
* Dr. Emir Suljagic was born in Ljubovija, Serbia, and grew up in nearby Bratunac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the author of Postcards from the Grave, a first-hand account of the 1995 assault on Srebrenica and the subsequent massacre. Beginning in 1996, Dr. Suljagic worked as reporter and staff writer forDani, a Sarajevo-based weekly known for its reporting on political corruption. From 2002 to 2004, he covered war crimes trials conducted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In 2009, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg with a dissertation on ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. He recently served as Minister of Education for the Sarajevo Canton until death threats forced his resignation in 2012. Dr. Suljagic now leads the Prvi Mart Coalition in Bosnia-Herzegovina.