Teach genocide!
Teach genocide!Teach genocide! Kurdistan and Hayastan - Hand in Hand: January 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Opposite of Silence

The United Human Rights Council (UHRC) will be hosting its 2nd annual “Opposite of Silence” night of education, activism and art.

This year the program will be spotlighting the injustices of the Turkish government and Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code.

Join us as we honor activists such as Hrant Dink, Eren Keskin, Ayse Gunaysu, Akin Birdal and Leyla Zana. They are just a few of the brave individuals who have been targeted their work for Kurdish human rights, Armenian Genocide recognition, freedom of speech and equality.

Special guest speaker Kani Xulam of the American Kurdish Information Network. (www.Kurdistan.org)

Slam poetry by Armen Soudjian.

Musical performances by Payla Kevorkian and Raffi Semerdjian.

Art by:

Ani Ishkhanian
Cynthia Kossayan
Gayaneh Novshadian.

The UHRC is an initiative of Armenian Youth Federation.

January 15, 2010
8:00pm - 10:15pm
211 West Chestnut St. Glendale, CA 91204

Astarjian: Our Friends, Our Foes: The Kurds

Hrant Dink Day in the UK Parliament

The Hrant Dink Society
c/o The Temple of Peace, Cardiff, Wales
invites you on
Hrant Dink Day, 19th January 2010, in the UK Parliament
to a series of meetings:
"What is really going on in Turkey?"
Speakers include Ragip Zarakolu, one of the founders of the Turkish Human Rights Association and publisher, prosecuted 40 times, most recently for publishing a novel
1 "Problems of the 'Other' and of 'Minorities' in Turkey" (Ragip Zarakolu, Desmond Fernandes and Arzu Pesman - Kurdish Federation-FEDBIR), "Hrant Dink's Vision" (Ragip Zarakolu) and "Rediscovering Turkish Armenia" (Vardan Tadevossian), followed by a discussion - in Committee Room 16 at 5 p.m.
Sponsor : Nia Griffith MP

2 The lessons of Holocaust, Genocide and current problems of Ethnic Cleansing - in Committee Room 16 at 6 p.m. Sponsor: Dr Bob Spink MP
Khatchatur I. Pilikian on "Holocaust and Genocide"
Ruth Barnett on "The shared Jewish and Armenian experience"
Saad Tokatly on Iraqi Christians and Other minorities

The meeting will also be used to Promote EDM 287 by Dr Bob Spink on the Holocaust and Andrew Dismore's Presentation Bill to introduce a national day to learn about and remember the Armenian genocide, to be read a Second time on Friday 30 April 2010 (Bill 42).

3 Meeting in the House of Lords (Committee Room 3A at 7 p.m.) - Launch of 'Friends of Belge Press' and 'The Current Human Rights Situation in Turkey'

Sponsor: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Speakers: Ragip Zarakolu, Desmond Fernandes and Haci Ozdemir (International Committee Against Disappearances - British Section).