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Old 04-18-2006, 12:51 AM
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"Nobody Remembers the Armenian Genocide" - Adolph Hitler

... Excuse me for starting a post off with a quote from Adolph Hitler, but I did it to bring up a point ... the Armenian Genocide is still being denied by Turkey, US & a lot of other countries today. While I had heard of it a few years ago, I never really knew anything about it until I met one of my close friends at school who's Armenian, she exposed me to it & while I haven't had a chance to do any serious reading on it because I've been busy with school, I've grown increasingly interested in it and am starting to discover some more about it (there is some seriously apalling shit there...)

While I'm not usually one to bring up political issues and this certainly is a major political issue today, Genocide is something that transcends politics, it is about the systematic attempt to destroy a people... the horrors and attrocities that accompany it are unthinkable.

The Armenian Genocide was a model for the Genocide we all know much more about: The Nazi Holocaust. So I'm making this post to help raise awareness about it, even if this is a relatively small forum as far the internet goes. I hope some of you will be intrigued by this to read up on it some more and that some day it will be officially recognized by the countries that continue to deny it today.

Also, For any who live in or near New York City, Columbia University is holding a series of events over the next two weeks relating to the genocide and raising awarenees of it:

THe Columbia University Armenian Club Presents


Armenian Genocide Film and Lecture Series
Monday, April 17:
“The Armenian Genocide” PBS Documentary
Viewing at 10pm in Upper Level McIntosh, Barnard campus (117th and Broadway)

Tuesday, April 18:
“I Hate Dogs – The Last Survivor”
ASA co-sponsored screening and discussion with psychologist Dr. Anie
Kalayjian of Fordham University.
8pm in Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, Barnard campus (117th and Broadway)

Wednesday, April 19:
"Ararat" screening and discussion with Dr. Marc Nichanian
Presented by the Columbia University MEALAC Department
7pm in 628 Kent Hall, Columbia campus (116th and Broadway)

Armenian Genocide Commemoration
Sunday, April 23:
91st Anniversary Times Square Rally
2pm at 43rd St. and Broadway
Students and supporters are invited to meet at 11am at the Columbia
gates (116th St. and Broadway)

Monday, April 24:
Candlelight Vigil at Columbia University
6:30pm at the Sundial (116th St. and Broadway)

ASA Co-Sponsored Lecture
Thursday, April 27:
The role of “Housisapayl” (Northern Light) in the development of
Armenian communities. Talk given by Dr. Lisa Khatchadourian, with
an introduction by Dr. Marc Nichanian. 7pm in 628 Kent Hall

Benefit Concert Featuring Granian
Saturday, April 29:
Acoustic concert to benefit orphans in Armenia
8pm in Broadway Room of Alfred Lerner Hall (115th and Broadway)
$10 minimum donation

Once again... I'm not generally one to bring up politics, but as I said, Genocide transcends politics... at the very least, please be aware of what happened...
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