Chhange to Remember Courage of the Armenian People at Armenian Genocide Remembrance on April 19
April 16, 2018
(Lincroft, New Jersey) – The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) commemorates the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 19, 2018 with an event featuring distinguished Turkish-German scholar Dr. Taner Akçam. At 7pm that evening in the Brookdale Student Life Center, Dr. Akçam will discuss his new book, Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide, presenting new evidence that the Armenian Genocide was systematically planned by the Ottoman Turkish government. Dr. Akçam is the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University.
During the Armenian Genocide, the Young Turks orchestrated the killing of more than 1.5 million Armenians. Under the cover of World War I, the Ottoman Turkish military forced men women, and children to march across the desert to their deaths. Join us on April 19, 2018 as we remember the courage, suffering, and will to survive of the Armenian people.
Chhange – located on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey – is a non-profit organization that educates, inspires, and empowers individuals to stand up to injustice. Chhange’s new exhibit, Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience, features personal testimony of Armenian genocide survivors and showcases their archival items to engage visitors in the compelling human story behind the history. Utilizing tablet technology designed specifically for the exhibit, visitors are able to customize and individualize their exhibit experience. A sample of personal histories from Armenian survivors is available via Chhange’s website, www.chhange.org.
The Armenian Genocide Remembrance on Thursday, April 19 is 7-9 p.m. at Twin Lights I & II, Student Life Center, at Brookdale Community College (Parking Lot #7). Admission is free for Chhange members and Brookdale Community College students and $10 for members of the public. Please register for the Armenian Genocide Remembrance online or by calling Chhange 732-224-1889.
The mission of Chhange is to educate about the Holocaust, human rights, and genocide, promote the elimination of all forms of prejudice, and develop creative programs regarding these crucial human issues. Established in 1979, Chhange now facilitates up to 100 programs a year for more than 25,000 students, educators, and community members. These programs inspire people from various ethnic, racial, and socio-economic groups – in New Jersey and beyond – to address human rights issues and become active, involved citizens.
Please click here to become a Chhange member or call 732-224-1889 for additional details.