Commemoration events for the Armenian and Greek genocides to be held in Canberra

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In the lead-up to the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, honouring the systematic massacres against 1.5 million Armenians and over 1 million Assyrians and Greeks, the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee have announced events in five different cities across Australia.

The Armenian Australian community living in the nation’s capital will host a joint commemoration with Greek Australians to remember the Greek and Armenian genocides on Monday, May 13 at the ACT Legislative Assembly commencing from 6:30pm.

The Keynote Address for the event is being delivered by Dr Deborah Mayersen.

Dr Mayersen is a Senior Lecturer in International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Deborah’s research expertise is in the field of genocide studies, including the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide and genocide prevention.

Source: anc.org.

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