Saturday, 19 April 2008

Armenian Genocide Commemorative Events in London

There are number of events planned in London to commemorate 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. (For details of other events, see here)

Thursday 24 April 2008

Armenian Solidarity with the Victims of All Genocides (ASVAG) and Nor Serount Cultural Association, supported by The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East; The European NGO: "Working Group Recognition - Against Genocide, for International Understanding"; The Seyfo Centre; The Aegis Trust and The Genocide Prevention All-Party Parliamentary Group

invite you to an

24th April ( Genocide Day) Conference

Sponsored and chaired by Andrew George M.P.
in The Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons, London
on Thursday, 24th April (Armenian Genocide Day) at 11 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

The following questions will be addressed:

  • Is Reconciliation possible after Genocide?
  • Is denial of truth any basis for Reconciliation?
  • Taking the Armenian, Assyrian, Greek and Kurdish examples: Does the UK government hinder the process of reconciliation by its one-sided pro-Turkish government stance?
  • Will the planned state visit by HM the Queen to Turkey in May be a seal of approval on the Turkish government's distortion of the truth of the genocide, and the continuing cultural genocide in Turkey?

“The Psychological Effects of Genocide Denial” - By Ruth Barnett
“The Comparative Aftermath of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide” - By Gregory Topalian
“The Assyrian/Armenian Perspective” - By Sabri Atman, The Seyfo Centre, Amsterdam
“Perspectives on Genocide” - By Kasim Agpak
“The Armenian, Assyrian, Greek, Kurdish and 'Other' Genocides: The Politics of Genocide Recognition and Denialism” - By Desmond Fernandes
“A bird's-eye-view on the phenomena of Genocide and the Armenian Experience of it” - Professor Khatchatur I. Pilikian.

Thursday 24 April 2008 at 7.00pm
Silent Vigil

Turkish embassy, 43 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PA

Organised by the Armenian National Committee (ACN) of the UK

Sunday 27 April 2008
Annual Commemorative March
Starting at 13:00 following the Requiem Service
at St. Yeghiche Church

Cranley Gardens, South Kensington,
London SW7

Organised by CRAG - Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Commemorative March - from St Yeghiche Church to The Cenotaph via the Turkish Embassy and Parliament Square

Prayers will be said at the Cenotaph and a Petition on behalf of the British Armenian Community will be handed at 10 Downing Street for the attention of Prime Minister Gordon Brown


Anonymous said...

I have a question regarding the 24th april conference.

Do we have to get an invitation to get here?

Thank you

artmika said...

For further information, contact Eilian Williams on: 0771 8982 732 or

artmika said...

Armenian Genocide Commemorative March in London