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Fisk, Bogosian to speak on Armenian Genocide at Dearborn school

Two voices on the subject of ethnic cleansing are heading to metro Detroit in April for an interactive discussion of the Armenian Genocide, according to Press & Guide.

Robert Fisk and Eric Bogosian are to appear April 18 at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn to talk about the near-annihilation of Armenians that began in 1915.

The event, titled “We Remember, We Demand,” is sponsored by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Greater Detroit.

“This event will help educate people of all ages, regardless of ethnicity, of the heinous act carried out against Christian Armenians a century ago that is largely overshadowed on the world stage,” committee Chairman Raffi Ourlian said. “We encourage everyone, especially younger generations, to attend, ask questions and learn from having unprecedented access to our speakers’ knowledge and opinions.”

Fisk is a veteran British journalist and Middle East correspondent for The Independent, a London-based global newspaper. He has reported on and published several books on armed conflicts, has won numerous awards and interviewed terrorism mastermind Osama bin Laden three times.

Bogosian, a well-known Armenian-American actor, is perhaps best known for writing Talk Radio and subUrbia, two stage productions that were successfully adapted for the silver screen. He also has starred in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and soon will have a genocide-themed book, “Operation Nemesis,” published.

Fisk and Bogosian will take to the Edsel Ford stage at 7 p.m. The school is at 20601 Rotunda Drive, near Outer Drive, in Dearborn. The event also will feature a genocide-themed performance by the Hamazkayin Arax Dance Ensemble.

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