Bestselling Author Peter Balakian Addresses Armenian Genocide


Christian News Wire
March 19 2015

Contact: Hamlet Sarokhanian, 469-203-2974

DALLAS, March 19, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — New York Times
bestselling poet and nonfiction author Peter Balakian will appear
in Dallas on the Southern Methodist University campus on Thursday,
March 19 to kick-off the first in a series of events commemorating
the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century. The
event is hosted by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of DFW
(AGCC) and the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU.

Balakian is an award-winning author of several books on the Armenian
Genocide. In his first appearance at SMU, he will speak about
Polish-Jewish jurist Raphael Lemkin, a key figure in the recognition
of genocide as a crime in international law.

“As humanity forgot the Armenian genocide, it became a precedent
for future genocides, such as the Jewish Holocaust of WW II,” says
Hamlet Sarokhanian, chairman and founder of the Armenian Genocide
Committee of DFW. “Today, genocide has become a global phenomenon and
by promoting understanding, we continue create awareness in the hope
that history will not repeat itself.”

About the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee: The mission of the
St. Sarkis Church’s Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of DFW
(AGCC) is to encourage meaningful and respectful dialogue on the
subject of the Armenian Genocide and to educate and raise awareness
of it throughout North Texas. The church was founded 30 years ago in
Carrollton, Texas and is the center of the thriving Armenian American
community in the DFW Metroplex led by Fr. Ghevond Ajamian. For more
information please visit

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