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UC Berkeley’s ASA Presents: Genocide Awareness Week 2013 April 14, 2013

Posted by lucy521 in : Cultural Events , trackback

Every year, the Armenian Students’ Association here at UC Berkeley hosts Genocide Awareness Week – a week-long series of events dedicated to spreading community-wide awareness of the Armenian Genocide while simultaneously recognizing the various injustices perpetrated against people of all backgrounds.

Lineup of Events:

Sunday April 21: Candlelight Vigil

When/Where: UC Berkeley’s Memorial Glade, 7PM.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/177251362424714/

Monday, April 22: Keynote Lecture featuring Khatchig Mouradian

When/Where: B5 Hearst Annex, 7PM

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/178990445584809/

Tuesday, April 23: Movie Screening – The Ordinary Genocide

When/Where: 100 Wheeler Hall, 7PM

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/429184810506082/

Wednesday, April 24: Silent Protest

When/Where: UC Berkeley’s Memorial Glade, 10AM-5PM

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/557043167673660/

Thursday, April 25: FREE Concert Featuring Armenian Public Radio

When/Where: Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus Building 14 (2601 Warring St, Berkeley CA 94720)

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592821094069822/

Friday, April 25: United Hands Across Cal

When/Where: Upper Sproul Plaza, 12PM

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/514165901974462/


Additionally, there will be a genocide memorial set up on the grass area in between Doe Library and Memorial Glade during the entire week. This year’s memorial will be a replica of Tsitsernakapert, the monument in Armenia which honors the victims of the Armenian Genocide. A pamphlet will be available at the memorial with more information.

We’ll be tabling on Sproul through the end of GAW as well as guarding our memorial 24/7 so feel free to stop by any time. T-shirts will be available this year for $7. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the week!

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1. Sona Shahbazian - April 22, 2013

Hi my name is Sona Shahbazian. I am a student at the University of Arizona and former memerber of Scottsdale, AZ’s St. Apkar’s ACYO. I have been posting things all week about the genocide and how I am honoring it when an odar friend of mine mentioned the memorial on the lawn that you have assembled. She sent me a picture of it and asked if I knew the significance. Your replica of Tsitsernakaberd is truly stunning! I was just in Hyestan over the summer and visited the memorial and to see the picture that she sent to me warmed my heart. I am truly envious of the Armenian communities and ASA that California schools have and wish that there was a larger Armenian community in Tucson. Good luck with your week’s activities.