The Aurora Prize and the Public Radio of Armenia team up to present a new project titled “With gratitude from Armenian Genocide survivors.”
The program launched on March 10 will air twice a week on Tuesdays (5:12 p.m.) and Thursdays (5:27 p.m.) and will be repeated on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.12 a.m. and 11.27 a.m. respectively.
In the leadup to the inaugural award ceremony scheduled for April 24, 2016, the program will present the goals and mission of the initiative and will tell stories of Armenian Genocide survivors.
The co-founders of 100 LIVES and the Aurora Prize Selection committee – co-chaired by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney – will honor the Aurora Prize finalists for their exceptional acts of humanity with a weekend of events from April 22 through April 24, 2016.
On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide, and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Prize celebrates the strength of the human spirit that compels action is the face of adversity.
Recipients will be recognized for the exceptional impact their actions have made on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, an Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored each year with a US$100,000 grant as well as the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating an organization which inspired their work for a US$1,000,000 award.
The Aurora Prize will be awarded annually on April 24 of each year in Yerevan, Armenia.