GLENDALE — In advance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Facing History and Ourselves presents an evening for educators and community members to learn together with Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian: What do we need to know about this history? Why is it important for Armenians and non-Armenians alike to remember? What are new areas of understanding in relation to the legacies of the genocide for women, families and community?

One hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, the world has more legislation for responding to such atrocities, but there is still too little emphasis on prevention. Education can make a difference, and Facing History and Ourselves addresses this critical need. Our published resource, Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians, provides primary sources and lessons for educators to use in their classrooms. For the past several years, Facing History in Los Angeles has hosted an annual event to train educators on the history of the Armenian Genocide and its legacies.

Community members; Middle and high school educators are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian is Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California to work with the Shoah Foundation. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous honors for his scholarship, civic activities, and advancement of Armenian Studies. Dr. Hovannisian serves on the Board of Scholars for Facing History, and has been our closest advisor on the Armenian Genocide for close to 40 years.

Monday, March 16, 2015
4:30-6:00 PM Educator workshop
6:00-8:00 PM Dinner and Program

Galleria Ballroom Glendale , 401 N. Colorado Street , Glendale, CA 91204

Registration is required. Sign up today.
Cost is $50 per community member. No charge to educators.

Article source: http://massispost.com/2015/02/evening-of-learning-with-dr-richard-hovannisian/