MICHIGAN ARMENIANS MARK 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MASSACRE

Petoskey News-Review, MI
March 30 2015

LIVONIA (AP) -- Armenian Americans in southeastern Michigan are
marking the 100th anniversary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million
Armenians by Ottoman Turkey.

Historians describe the killings during and after World War I as
the 20th century's first genocide. The current Turkish government
continues to deny that genocide occurred.

The U.S. Census says about 447,000 Americans are of Armenian descent.

About 17,000 of them live in Michigan.

The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1yqr4HI ) says events marking the
anniversary include an ecumenical service April 24 at St. Mary's
Antiochian Orthodox Basilica in Livonia. Catholic Archbishop Allen
Vigneron will give a homily.

On April 13, Wayne State University's Alumni House hosts a discussion
with filmmaker Eric Nazarian and violinist Nune Melikian. And actor
Eric Bogosian speaks April 18 at Dearborn's Edsel Ford High School.

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From: Baghdasarian