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Monday, 27 April 2015
Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
Genocide, Holocaust and Crimes Against Humanity
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA
Tuesday 28th April, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
We invite you to attend the anniversary of the 100th year of Armenian genocide and the
41st year of Kurdish genocide on the University of Sulaymaniyah in Qaladze.
Margaret Keverian Ali: UPF Director
Mr Raffi Serkissian: Campaign for the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (CRAG)
Mrs Charlotte Simon: Founder Mothers of Congo, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Eibrahim Mala Zada: PhD Student: To Comment on the Kurdish Genocide
Robin Marsh: Secretary General, UPF
In the last year or so we have heard a number of instances of ethnic cleansing. Black clad ISIL fighters executing orange clad prisoners. Massacres of people who are not Sunni-Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and now Libya. The consequences of those tragic incidents last beyond the generations living at the time. The desire for revenge and the inherited hatred take considerable effort to resolve. Heartfelt reconciliation efforts over many years are required to overcome the bitterness created in relatively short periods of inhuman brutality. The denial of responsibility can delay this reconciliation progress considerably.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. This has always been denied by Turkey. It has been an unresolved hurt that is thought by some to have inspired dictators since then to believe that they can oppress minority communities others with impunity.
Please join us to understand the past better so that we can face the present and future with more clarity. We have speakers from the Armenian community, the Kurdish community and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo etc.
Kindly RSVP to let us know you are coming. We look forward to seeing you again.