The newly established Armenian Heritage Club of UTD is commemorating our 1.5 million by hosting a series of events to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide and other genocides among its student body and the local community. After the screening of the movie Hotel Rwanda on April 10, the Armenian Heritage Club hosted a lecture on April 13, titled America We Thank You, An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief with guest speaker Ms. Teresa Yeremyan, government affairs director of ANCA. Both UTD students and St. Sarkis community members attended this very informative lecture. We thank all for encouraging the Armenian Heritage Club of UTD with their presence.
April 16 and 17 were dedicated to the remembrance of the Jewish Holocaust. Dr. David Patterson from the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies drew parallels between the Armenian Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust in his lecture titled "Denying Genocide: From Armenia to Auschwitz" and a movie showing of Schindler's List I was scheduled in remembrance of the Holocaust victims.
The Armenian Genocide awareness events at UTD will continue with the movie screening of Ararat on April 23rd at 7:00 PM and will culminate with a Commemoration Service of Candle lighting and a Moment of Silence at the Genocide Memorial on April 24th 12:00 PM at UTD SU Mall (Plinth).
The Month of April has been a month of remembrance, spreading of awareness, mourning of loss and rejoicing in survival for the members of Armenian Heritage Club.
By Maggie Aznavour