SCC will host speaker on Armenian genocide on April 15

Valley residents are invited to learn about the history and lasting effects of the Armenian Genocide as part of Scottsdale Community College’s annual Genocide Awareness Week.

Armenians worldwide gather, this month, in remembrance of the historically documented genocide that began April 24, 1915, resulting in 1.5 million deaths and nearly decimating the Armenian people, according to a press release on Scottsdale Community College’s annual Genocide Awareness Week April 15-20.

Sponsored partially by St. Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church, Dr. Taner Akçam, an author recognized as one of the first Turkish scholars to write extensively on the Ottoman-Turkish Genocide of the Armenians, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Turquoise Room at the college, according to the release.

Following his presentation, Dr. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State University, will speak at 3 p.m., according to the release. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

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