The National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening on Sunday, April 24 will host supporters and friends of Armenian-Australians from both the Federal and NSW governments, who will gather with the community to honor and remember the over 1.5 million innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th Century.
The gathered will hear from keynote speaker, prominent military historian and co-author of the recently-published “Armenia, Australia & the Great War,” Professor Peter Stanley, Armenian National Committee of Australia reports.
The Member for Bennelong, John Alexander OAM will be in attendance, continuing his full-fledged support to the cause of Federal recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Alexander has been vocal in raising the issues and concerns of the Armenian community in the Australian Parliament.
The new Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman will also be attending the Commemoration for the first time in his capacity as a Member of the Australian Parliament since taking over his seat from Joe Hockey, now Australia’s Ambassador to the United States.
On March 2, Zimmerman gave his maiden speech in Australia’s House of Representatives, calling on Turkey to recognise and atone for the Armenian Genocide.
Also, Senator Lee Rhiannon, NSW Treasurer and prominent Armenian-Australian, Gladys Berejiklian, the Member for Davidson from the NSW Parliament, Jonathan O’Dea will be joining the Commemoration.
Also joining Armenian-Australians on the night will be the Hon. Reverend Fred Nile MLC, Leader of the NSW Christian Democratic Party, who continues to pursue his party’s policy of full recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Australia. The Hon. David Clarke MLC, Hon. Courtney Houssos MLC from the NSW Upper House and member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group will also be in attendance.
The National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening will take place at The Concourse in Chatswood from on Sunday, April 24.