A Journey from Despair to Hope: The Armenian Genocide and the Story of the Armenian Americans of Rhode Island @ Central
Under the cover of World War I, Armenians of the Ottoman Empire became the victims of the first modern genocide. The Armenian Genocide, carried out by the Ottoman Turks, has been denied by the perpetrators to this day. The video, “A Journey from Despair to Hope: The Story of the Armenian Americans of Rhode Island,” traces the story of Margaret Garabedian DerManuelian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, and her arrival in Rhode Island. The film, which will be a focal point of this 75-minute presentation, also introduces the history of the Armenian Genocide and illuminates the impact of genocide denial on future generations, as well as the impact of genocide on identity.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island Holocast and Genocide Education Commission as part of April 2024 Holocast & Genocide Awareness Month.
Free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but you will receive email reminders about the event by registering. Use the form below or contact the library for assistance.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2024
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- James T. Giles Community Room
- Central Library
Pauline Getzoyan and Esther Kalajian are co-chairs of the RI branch of the Genocide Education Project. They have been teaching about genocide and advocating for genocide education for more than two decades. Esther Kalajian is an Academic English Language professor at Bryant University and is its ESL Specialist. She also serves as a professional development committee member of the RI Holocaust and Genocide Education Commission. Pauline Getzoyan is the editor of The Armenian Weekly newspaper, an adjunct professor of English at the Community College of Rhode Island and serves as chair of the RI Holocaust and Genocide Education Commission.