Please join the Bay Area community in commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Through our active and public expressions of remembrance, we honor the victims, respect history, and promote the need for justice.
Below are the events being held over the next two weeks.
Sunday, April 18:
8:00 am: 2nd Annual Walk to End Genocide
Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5693
Register to walk or contribute to the Armenians of the North Bay Team (hosted by Jewish World Watch)
3:00 pm: Requiem Service at Mount Davidson Cross
Location: Mt. Davidson Cross, 39 Dalewood Way, San Francisco
Clergy from all Bay Area Armenian churches conduct a requiem ceremony; guest speakers, cultural performances, flower offering (hosted by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee)
7:00 pm: Candlelight Vigil
Location: UC Berkeley, Memorial Glade (hosted by UC Berkeley Armenian Students Association)
Monday, April 19:
7:00 pm: Genocide Awareness Concert
Location: UC Berkeley, Lower Sproul Plaza (hosted by UCB ASA)
Armenian Hip-hop artist and lyricist performs works on genocide, global consciousness, and solidarity.
Tuesday, April 20:
7:00 pm: Talk by Armenian Weekly editor, Khatchig Mouradian: "Hearing the footsteps of dawn: Facing History, Restitution, and the Road to Peace in Lands where Genocide Struck"
Location: UC Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Building, Rm 2060 (hosted by UCB ASA)
Wednesday, April 21
7:00 pm: "The Lark Farm," a film chronicling the plight of an Armenian family during the Genocide. (in Italian with English subtitles)
Location: UC Berkeley, 110 Barrows (hosted by UCB ASA)
Thursday, April 22
7:00 pm: Talk by Michael Bobelian, author of "Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice"
Location: UC Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2060 (hosted by UCB ASA)
Friday, April 23
12:00 pm: United Hands Across Cal
Location: UC Berkeley Campus, Upper Sproul Plaza steps
UC Berkeley students join hands across campus in solidarity against injustice and crimes against humanity. (hosted by UCB ASA)
7:00 pm: "Veratarts," a musical theatrical production
Location: Saroyan Hall, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
Written and directed by Noushig Mikayelian and performed by KZV Armenian School students, "Veratarts" ("Return") is dedicated to the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the 30th Anniversary of KZV Armenian School. Musical arrangements by Avetis Berberyan (hosted by KZV School)
Saturday, April 24
11:30 am - 2:30 pm: Walk for Remembrance
Location: Golden Gate Bridge (beginning at the parking lot at the south (SF side) entrance to the bridge)
Armenian community members will be joined with members of other San Francisco ethnic communities who have been victims of crimes against humanity, will walk across the Golden Gate Bridge in commemoration of victims of genocide. (hosted by Armenian Genocie Commemorative Committee)
7:00 pm: Armenian Genocide 95th Anniversary Main Commemoration Event
Location: St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco campus, 650 Parker Ave., San Francisco
Keynote speaker, Aram Hamparian, Executive Director, Armenian National Committee of America; cultural program, government representatives (hosted by Armenian Genocie Commemorative Committee)
Tuesday, April 27
6:00 pm: Michael J. Hagopian presents: "The River Ran Red," a documentary film screening, w/ the filmmaker, in person. (hosted by the Bay Area Armenian National Committee)
Location: San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium (Lower Level),100 Larkin Street at Grove
The River Ran Red describes filmmaker and genocide survivor, Michael J. Hagopian's epic search for survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 along the Euphrates River.
Armenian National Committee
San Francisco - Bay Area
51 Commonwealth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Friday, 16 April 2010