AGC Announces Impressive List of Coalition Partners for April 24 March for Justice

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The annual Armenian Genocide March for Justice will take place 1 p.m. on April 24 at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles

The annual Armenian Genocide March for Justice will take place 1 p.m. on April 24 at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles

GLENDALE – The Armenian Genocide Committee announced the solidarity and participation of 50 coalition partners for the April 24 March for Justice at the Turkish consulate in L.A. in commemoration of the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the demand for accountability by the Turkish government.

“The AGC welcomes the broad-based support it has received from its coalition partners to march for and demand universal justice for the Armenian Genocide. Our coalition partners have consistently expressed their solidarity by actively working with us to educate our society about the consequences of this dark chapter in modern history and by standing together against injustice everywhere,” remarked AGC Board member Saro Kerkonian, Esq.

“Together we stand for truth and justice! We must recognize the horrific genocide committed against the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians that took place under the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. Over 3 million lost their lives from forced marches to the fires of City of Smyrna! Let us recognize the ‘United Nations Genocide Convention of 1948’ that was unanimously approved! This April 24th, ‘The Day of Remembrance’ should become the ‘Day of Truth’ when the United States officially recognizes the crimes that were committed. The American Hellenic Council proudly stands together with the Armenian Genocide Committee to commemorate the memory of those who lost their lives and pledge to work together for the truth to be proclaimed,” noted Chairman and President of the American Hellenic Council, Dr. James Dimitriou.

“We Assyrians here today are the children and grandchildren who, because of the genocide, have fled our homelands and are now dispersed in the four corners of the world. The genocide which exterminated hundreds of thousands of our people destroyed our lands and forever changed the demographics of the area we called home for thousands of years. The results of this tragedy are still causes of great pain and suffering for us. We Assyrians standing here today are the children of a nation which was very nearly completely eliminated from the face of the earth. Hundred and four years ago they thought they had succeeded in exterminating us; however my dear friends, the good news is that they were mistaken!” stated Sabri Atman, Director of Assyrian Genocide and Research Center (SEYFO Center).

“We fully support the efforts of the ANCA, AGC and the Armenian people in their March for Justice. As co-victims in one of the first genocides of the 20th century we understand what the Armenian people have endured and empathize with them in their efforts to find closure. We also have shared common values which ensures that we will stand side by side with the Armenian people now, and well into the future,” added Aris Tsilfidis, co-founder of the Greek Genocide Resource Center.

The following have become coalition partners with the March for Justice for the Armenian Genocide:

  1. Act for Sudan
  2. AF3IRM National- A Transnationalism Feminist Organization
  3. American Indian Movement (AIM)
  4. American Hellenic Council
  5. Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
  6. Assyrian American Association of Southern California
  7. Assyrian Genocide Research Center (SEYFO Center)
  8. Assyrian Student Association of Los Angele
  9. Black Law Student Association of University of California, Los Angeles
  10. Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
  11. Creative Armenia
  12. Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles
  13. Equality Armenia
  14. Gay And Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS)
  15. Genocide Watch (The Alliance Against Genocide)
  16. Greek Genocide Resource Center
  17. Hellenic American Leadership Council
  18. Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center (USA – New Jersey)
  19. Investors Against Genocide
  20. Iranian Student Union (ISU) at UC Irvine
  21. Jewish Voice for Peace, Los Angeles
  22. Jewish World Watch
  23. Kurdish Community of Southern California
  24. Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group
  25. Los Angeles Hellenic Radio
  26. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
  27. Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice
  28. Never Again Coalition
  29. National Organization of Republican Armenians (NORA)
  30. Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركةالشبابالفلسطيني- Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire Chapter
  31. Pan-Pontian Federation of U.S.A and Canada
  32. Parents,Educators/Teachers & Students in Action (PESA)
  33. Pink Armenia
  34. Radio Iran KIRN 670 AM
  35. SEIU Local 121RN Nurse Alliance
  36. South Asia Student Union, University of California, Irvine
  37. Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
  38. SWANA-LA
  39. STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities
  40. Stop Genocide Now (SGN)
  41. The Genocide Education Project (GenEd)
  42. The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, UK
  43. The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
  44. Together We Remember
  45. UC Student Association (UCSA)
  46. United Staff Workers
  47. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)
  48. USC Shoah Foundation
  49. USC Students for Justice in Palestine – USC SJP
  50. World Without Genocide

The March for Justice will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 1:00pm at the Turkish Consulate located at 6300 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Further information can be found at the AGC website March4Justice.com and at the Armenian Genocide Committee Facebook page or by calling (888) 924-1915. The community is urged to join the AGC and its coalition partners in making our collective voices and demands heard at the Turkish Consulate.

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