The Dora Love presentation evening is an annual event in honour of Dora Love, a Holocaust survivor and honorary graduate at Essex.
Throughout the presentation evening, schools from across the region will present their entries in the form of readings, art, film, poetry, performance and music. The evening will culminate in the awarding of the 2018 Dora Love Prize.
Dora Love spent much of her life raising awareness that the attitudes which made the Holocaust possible – intolerance, discrimination and outright hatred of those who are regarded as ‘different’ for whatever reason – are still alive all around us.
The Dora Love Prize continues her work and is awarded each year for the best Holocaust awareness project by an individual pupil or group of pupils of a school in Essex or Suffolk – primary, secondary or sixth-form college.
The Prize will go to the project which expresses best that which was most important to Dora Love: speaking up against hatred wherever it occurs, never forgetting the ultimate consequence of seemingly small acts of discrimination and developing a sense of personal responsibility.