Weymouth Armenian genocide survivor, 106, to be honored in Watertown

The Genocide Education Project will host a training workshop for high school teachers on how to teach about the Armenian Genocide on June 10 in Watertown and Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, 106, of Weymouth, a survivor of the genocide, will be a special guest, Weymouth Wicked Local reports.

The daylong event, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, 65 Main St. in Watertown Square. It is accessible by the MBTA bus lines.

“Understanding the Armenian Genocide from Primary Sources” will include a half dozen speakers, including Dikran Kaligian, PhD., history instructor at Worchester State University on “Genocide and the History of the Armenian Genocide.”

Sara Cohan of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, will speak on “Testimony: The educational power of Armenian Genocide survivor interviews.”

It is being hosted by The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), Boston Public Schools, Watertown Public Schools, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, and the National Association for Armenian Studies, with the participation of the USC Shoah Foundation.

This video below was by The Patriot Ledger when Alemian celebrated her 102nd birthday on March 1, 2012.

Roxanne Makasdjian of San Francisco is coordinating the event. She is on the GenEd Board of Directors and is the University of California at Berkeley Manager of Broadcast Communications.

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