Category: Armenian Genocide

CA Legislature Allocates $10 Million for Human Rights Curricula, Genocide Education Training, Museum

CA Legislature Allocates $10 Million for Human Rights Curricula, Genocide Education Training, Museum

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature passed AB 97, the Budget Act of 2017 on June 15, which allocates $10 million to support the History-Social Science curriculum framework, as well as regional trainings and professional development available for teachers and administrators with an emphasis on the Armenian Genocide and other human and civil rights issues. The […]

Valencia City Council Condemns Armenian Genocide

Valencia City Council Condemns Armenian Genocide

VALENCIA, Spain — On June 9, the Valencia City Council adopted a motion on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, reports the Armenian Embassy in Spain. The municipal groups Compromís, València en Comú and Socialista voted in favor of the motion presented by the Armenian Association “Ararat” on the recognition of the Armenian […]

Alexanian Presents Father’s Memoir, Forced into Genocide, at ALMA

Alexanian Presents Father’s Memoir, Forced into Genocide, at ALMA

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Adrienne Alexanian presented the memoirs of her father, Yervant Edward Alexanian, at the Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) on May 18. The event was sponsored, in addition to the museum, by the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) New England […]

Good Intentions: Alumnus’s Documentary Features Professor

Good Intentions: Alumnus’s Documentary Features Professor

By Meredith Dowling HAMILTON, N.Y. (Colgate News) — When filmmaker Joe Berlinger, Colgate Class of ’83 appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25 for the premiere of his latest documentary, “Intent to Destroy,” he had another member of the Colgate community by his side: English and humanities professor Peter Balakian, whose class Berlinger had taken years […]

Armenian National Committee of South Carolina Leads Effort to Memorialize Genocide of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

Armenian National Committee of South Carolina Leads Effort to Memorialize Genocide of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The City Council of Myrtle Beach adopted a proclamation on May 23 signed by Mayor John T. Rhodes reaffirming the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The proclamation, spearheaded by Council Member Randal Wallace, was timed to coincide with the remembrance day of the Greek Genocide observed every year on May 19. In […]

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Prof. Taner Akçam presented a lecture with slides on the legacy of the work of Rev. Krikor Guerguerian on the Armenian Genocide, and announced the digitalization of the latter’s collection, at the Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) on May 11. There was a large audience present at this […]

Indian Director to Helm Film Based on Genocide Story

Indian Director to Helm Film Based on Genocide Story

CANNES (Public Radio of Armenia) — Indian film director Shekhar Kapur will direct the movie version of Three Apples Fell From Heaven, based on the Micheline Aharonian Marcom novel adapted by Motorcycle Diaries writer José Rivera, Deadline reports. The film is set in 1915-1917 as Turks slaughtered Armenians, and revolves around a young female refugee taken in by Turkish neighbors after the […]

Texas House of Representatives Passes Armenian Genocide Resolution

Texas House of Representatives Passes Armenian Genocide Resolution

AUSTIN, Texas —  The Texas House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution affirming the Armenian Genocide by a vote of 137 to 0, on May 19. Spearheaded by Texas state Rep. Scott Sanford (R-TX) with support from Representatives Rafael Anchia (D-TX) and Jeff Leach (R-TX), House Resolution (HR) 191 says in part: “During World War […]