Stephen Kurkjian

Kurkjian to Be Keynote Speaker at Rhode Island Commemoration


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island will commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday, April 28, starting at 12:45 p.m. at the Martyrs Monument in North Burial Ground, Branch Avenue. The three Armenian Churches and clergy along with their deacons and choir will participate in the memorial services. Local federal and state officials are invited to speak or attend as well as the local Armenian organizations.

Keynote speaker will be Stephen Kurkjian who spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter for the Boston Globe before retiring is 2007. He returned to Boston and completed numerous investigative projects. His book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist, was published to critical acclaim in 2015.

Kurkjian has written significantly about the Armenian Genocide and his latest projects focuses on the survivors, including his father, Anooshavan Kurkjian.

The entire community is invited to attend.

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