ANC ER Highly Appreciates Samantha Power’s Work On Raising Armenian

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DeFacto Agency
April 21 2008

YEREVAN, 21.04.08. DE FACTO. The Armenian National Committee of
America, Eastern Region (ANCA ER) has announced plans to hold its
second annual banquet on September 13, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
in New York City, with honored guest, Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha

"We are proud to be honoring Samantha Power," commented ANCA ER
Chairman Dikran Kaligian. "She has been outspoken on human rights
issues and genocide awareness and has educated hundreds of thousands
throughout the nation and the world on this important issue. In her
opening chapter of her first book, she writes about the Armenian
Genocide leading to the unfortunate realities of the other genocides
that followed."

The evening will begin with a silent auction, followed by a dinner and
program, during which Samantha Power will receive the ANCA ER Freedom
Award. This award is given to those who demonstrate extraordinary
courage and devotion to freedom and justice. Last year’s honoree
was former United States Ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, who had
been dismissed from his position for speaking the truth about the
Armenian Genocide.

Power, author of "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide"
and her most recent book "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello
and the Fight to Save the World", teaches at the Carr Center for Human
Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She
was a senior adviser to U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate
Barack Obama. "A Problem from Hell" won the Pulitzer Prize for General
Non-Fiction in 2003.

To note, nearly 400 supporters attended the first annual banquet held
at the Waldorf Astoria last September, and the ANCA ER is excited to
be in the planning phase of what is expected to be another successful
event. More details are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

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