WCU is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with three events: a movie, a symposium, and an exhibit.
Movie - Tonight (2/26) @7:30pm
Veteran Armenian filmmaker, Edward Saroyan is in Toronto shooting a film about the Siege of Van, in which invading Ottoman armies forced the evacuation of Armenian communities in 1915, leading to the genocide of over a million Armenian people at the hands of Turkish troops. When part of his film crew attempts to re-enter Canada with film shot in Turkey, they are detained by a suspicious customs official who has his own tenuous link to Saroyan's film. This film co-sponsored by Department of History which along with Library Services has planned a number of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Free to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID; shown in Sykes Theatre. Part of the Social Issues of Our Time Film Series, co-sponsored by Student Activities Council.
Symposium, Wednesday 3/4 from 7:30-9pm, Phillips Autograph Library
This symposium features Andrew Malkasian and Ayşenur Korkmaz as speakers. For more information, download ArmenianGenocidePoster-Rev2.
This exhibit is available across from the Reserves desk on the 2nd floor of the FHG Library.