SAN FRANCISCO—The Genocide Education Project is launching a new division focused on institutions of higher education in the United States. The new division will expand the organization’s reach by sponsoring courses, lectures, exhibits and conferences at colleges and universities.
“Our organization’s mission is to help educators teach the history and consequences of genocides, particularly the Armenian Genocide. This new division is an important extension of what The Genocide Education Project has been doing on a high-school level since its establishment,” said Raffi Momjian, Executive Director of The Genocide Education Project.
The new division is led by James Sahagian, a financial advisor and Rutgers University alumnus. Sahagian has also been actively involved in promoting Armenian Studies for nearly 20 years. Since 1992, he and a committed group of volunteers have been responsible for raising funds and providing logistics for the campus’s Armenian Studies Program. This has included offering Armenian language courses every semester on the New Brunswick campus, as well as five different courses on Armenian history over the past 20 years.
“There has been a long-time need for the establishment of an organization that will support the ongoing study of the Armenian Genocide from both a historical and modern human rights perspective,” said Sahagian. “As we approach the one hundredth year since the sinister campaign to destroy the Armenian nation was launched, it is our duty as justice-seeking people to make sure that the Armenian Genocide is not referred to as the “Forgotten Genocide” any longer.”
Beginning with an Armenian Christmas party at Sayat Nova Restaurant in Hackensack, New Jersey on January 7, 2012, a development campaign is underway to ensure the success of GenEd HigherEd and the progress of the Rutgers Armenian Studies Program.
The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004, assisting educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide. GenEd develops and distributes instructional materials, provides access to teaching resources and conducts educational workshops.
Information about The Genocide Education Project can be found at www.GenocideEducation.org
Information regarding the January 7th Armenian Christmas party and The Genocide Education Project’s Higher-Education division is available at (201) 739-0901.
The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional materials, providing access to teaching resources and organizing educational workshops.