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Bosnia Memory Project to expand work in area high schools

Affton High School teacher Brian Jennings will never forget watching former student Dino Svaraka record an oral history contribution for the Bosnia Memory Project a couple of years ago. He’s still struck by how Svaraka, a Bosnian American, captivated his students. [...]

January 6, 2017 News


The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University has received a $100,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). One of 34 institutions — and the only one in Missouri — to receive one of its inaugural Humanities [...]

December 20, 2016 News

Bosnia Memory Project Honors Sarajevo Journalist, Curator Wife

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University will honor Sarajevo newsman Kemal Kurspahić and his wife, Vesna, a photo curator, with the inaugural Civic Courage Award, an honor designed to.recognize the values of inclusion, tolerance and mutuality at the foundation [...]

June 3, 2015 Bosnians in St. Louis, Community Events, Events

Filmmaker Screens Bosnian War Documentary at Fontbonne

Bosnian filmmaker, writer and activist Kemal Pervanić will show his latest work, “Pretty Village,” a documentary on the 1992 Kevljani massacre in Bosnia, on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Fontbonne University. The film documents the massacre itself, as [...]

October 22, 2014 Community Events

St. Louis Symphony Presents ‘Bosnian Journey: Generations’

After the devastating war that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina from early 1992 through 1995, refugees began arriving in the St. Louis area. And now the Bosnian population here has grown to more than 60,000, making it the largest Bosnian community [...]

March 17, 2014 News, Video

Bosnian Memories Preserved in St. Louis

Selma Avdagic was only an infant when her Bosnian family fled from Sarajevo to St. Louis two decades ago as war ravaged the former Yugoslavia. [...]

December 7, 2013 Bosnians in St. Louis, News

FOCUS St. Louis to Honor Bosnia Memory Project

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University, dedicated to establishing an enduring record of Bosnian genocide survivors, will be honored Thursday, May 9, as a FOCUS St. Louis What’s Right with the Region!awardee in the category “Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice.”  [...]

March 9, 2013 Bosnians in St. Louis, News