FRESNO — April 24th marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. To commemorate this tragic event and honor the 1.5million victims, their families, and the survivors of the atrocities committed by the Turkish government, the Armenian Students Organization of Fresno State will hold several events.
Monday, April 21, 11:00am-1:00pm
“Genocides Around the World” Campus awareness activity about the Armenian Genocide. Memorial Garden, in front of the Kennel Bookstore, Fresno State
Tuesday, April 22, 6:30pm
Screening of the documentary movies: “My Mother’s Voice” and “20Voices”
The movies highlight the voices of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Director Kay Mouradian will discuss her movie, “My Mother’s Voice.”
McLane Hall, Room 161, Fresno State
7:30PM-Walk to the Free Speech Area and a Candle-Light Vigil.
Thursday, April 24, 12:00pm-1:00PM-”Silent Protest: The Armenian Genocide”
A silent protest in the Free Speech Area to raise awareness of the Genocide and of the campaign of Turkish denial.
1:00PM-2:00PM-99th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide
A commemorative event will be held, featuring presentations of poems, songs, dances, and reading of Genocide memoirs by ASO members, students of the Charlie Keyan Armenian School, and guest speakers Congressman Jim Costa and Judge Houry Sanderson.
Free Speech Area, Fresno State
Friday, April 25, 7:30pm
“The Armenians of Gesaria” by Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, UCLA
A talk on one of the historic regions of Armenia.
Industrial Technology Building, Room 101, Fresno State
Free parking in Lots P23 or P24. Free admission.
All students, faculty, and staff are urged to join in the activities being held on campus and in the community. All events are open to the community and the public is welcome.
Contact: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, at the Armenian Studies Program at office: (559) 278-2669 or cell (559) 917-1382.
Armenian Students Organization President Vartush Mesropyan: (559) 916-0074