ANC WI: Commemoration of Armenian Genocide at Wisconsin State Cap.

Armenian National Committee of Wisconsin
4100 N. Newman Road
Racine, WI 53406

March 23, 2004
For Immediate Release

Contact: A. Zohrab Khaligian
[email protected]


MADISON, WI–On Tuesday, April 20, 2004, the Armenian National Committee
(ANC) of Wisconsin, State Representatives Mark Honadel, Bonnie Ladwig, and
Jeff Stone, and State Senators Mary Lazich, Jeff Plale, and Cathy Stepp are
hosting a reception and program to commemorate the 89th Anniversary of the
Armenian Genocide. This event will be held from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the
GAR Hearing Room, 417 North, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program
will feature remarks from Robert O. Krikorian, PhD, Representative Jeff
Stone, Senator Mary Lazich, and Mayor John Antaramian from the City of

The purpose of this event is to thank the Wisconsin State Assembly and State
Senate for adopting Armenian Genocide Resolutions which designate April 24
of each year as “Wisconsin Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of
1915 to 1923″ and to continue to educate and promote awareness of Armenia
and Armenian issues, particularly the Armenian Genocide.

This reception and program is one of five events being held in commemoration
of this tragic event in history and to continue efforts to obtain justice
for this crime against humanity. The other events include:

Three lectures by Robert O. Krikorian, PhD. Dr. Krikorian is a historian in
the Office of the Historian at the US Department of State and a Professorial
Lecturer at George Washington University.

The first lecture, entitled ” Education and Responsibility”, will take place
Sunday, April 18, at St. Hagop Armenian Church, 4100 N. Newman Road, Racine.
The lecture will begin at 12:00 pm and is hosted by the Racine “Marzbed”
Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

The second and third lectures, entitled “In the Shadow of War: The Ottoman
Empire and the Extermination of the Armenians”, will take place Monday,
April 19, at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library in Kenosha and at
the University of Wisconsin, Madison Union South Building, respectively.
The UW-Parkside lecture will begin at 12:00 pm and is hosted by the Friends
of the UW-Parkside Library as part of their Spring Speaker Forum. The
UW-Madison lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and is hosted by the UW-Madison
Armenian Students Organization and UW-Madison History Department.

A joint memorial service on Saturday, April 24, 6:30 pm will take place at
Holy Resurrection Armenian Church, 909 Michigan Avenue, South Milwaukee.
The memorial service will include the participation of all four Armenian
churches in Wisconsin: St. Hagop and St. Mesrob in Racine, St. John the
Baptist in Greenfield, and Holy Resurrection.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on any of
these events or about the Armenian National Committee of Wisconsin, please
contact Zohrab Khaligian at [email protected].

The Armenian National Committee is the largest Armenian American grassroots
political organization in Wisconsin and nationwide. The ANC actively
advances a broad range of issues of concern to the Armenian American