George Clooney visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan to lay flowers in memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the first genocide of the 20th century. He also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute.
In the evening of April 24, Armenian Genocide Memorial Day, Aurora Prize Selection Committee Co-Chair, George Clooney, will present the $100,000 grant to the inaugural Aurora Prize Laureate.
The Laureate will then invite his or her nominated organization(s) to the stage to receive the $1 million award.
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.
The Aurora Prize will be awarded annually on April 24 of each year in Yerevan, Armenia.