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Neighbors in Memory: The Entangled Legacy of the Armenian Genocide
October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Screening and Discussion
2 p.m. Oct. 29, 2023
Brandeis University, Mandel G03
This two-hour event will be a unique look at one of the most consequential human rights violations in history. A special combination of an academic perspective and journalistic storytelling, this event will explore the history and the ongoing legacy of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
From the re-education journey of one Turkish-American, to the personal stories of Armenians of various backgrounds, the audience will witness the weight and veracity of this historical event and its legacy, through a variety of short videos that are part of the Neighbors in Memory initiative.
Featuring presentations from Prof. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, columnist Ohannes Kılıçdağı, and video producer/storyteller Gonca Sönmez-Poole, the event will touch upon the story of TAWA (The Turkish-Armenian Women’s Alliance), a grassroots alliance of women who met regularly between 2012-14 for the purpose of dialogue, and tackle how the troubled relations unfold today, leading to new waves of violence. We will include ample time for a question-and-answer session with a panel consisting of the presenters with the addition of visual artist Apo Torosyan and educator Laura Bilazarian-Purutyan, subjects in the previously screened videos.