Armenian Genocide Survivor to Be Honored in Watertown

Armenian Genocide Survivor to Be Honored in Watertown


Asdghig ‘Starrie’ Alemian of Weymouth at age 7 in an orphanage in Aleppo is on the far right. Her sister, Anna, age 9, is on the far left. The two women in the center were her two cousins

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (Wicked Local, Weymouth)—The Genocide Education Project will host a training workshop for high school teachers on how to teach the Armenian Genocide, on June 10 in Watertown, Mass., with Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, a survivor of the genocide, as a special guest.

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. The museum is accessible by the MBTA bus lines.

“Understanding the Armenian Genocide from Primary Sources” will include half a dozen speakers, including Dikran Kaligian, Ph.D., history instructor at Worchester State University, who will speak about “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.”

The event 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.

Asdghig Alemian surrounded by loved ones

Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West