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To know your past, is to know yourself.

From that day commenced our tortures and evil days. Honestly, as I am writing, the tears are running down my cheeks. I can't help crying. Thousands and thousands of our people-men, women, and children. have been butchered in cold blood. Thousands of girls from seven years up have been destroyed by the Moslems. Thousands have been forced against their will to become Mohammedans. Our churches are converted into stables-three-fourths of them burned. More than a hundred and twenty villages of Christians have been turned into ashes. Today there is no habitation left for us.

The New York Times, 11 October 1915.

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USA, Skokie, Illinois: Skokie Festival of Cultures, Assyrian Exhibition

May 21, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago
at
Skokie Festival of Cultures
Presents

Assyrian Exhibition
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
and
Assyrian Folklore Dance Performance

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago and the Village of Skokie invite you to come and participate in its 20th annual Skokie Festival of Cultures. With over 30,000 visitors expected, this is Illinois premier festival that celebrates and promotes more than 30 cultures, including Assyrian. Savoring exotic tastes, listening to the traditional sounds of variety of music, unique arts and crafts, children’s games, business expo and a world marketplace bazaar and more than 30 cultural displays will be offered.
Assyrians were one of the original culture from the very beginning of the Festival and celebrating their 20th annual of their participation. The Assyrian Cultural Exhibition Booth will open on Saturday May 21st & Sunday May 22nd, from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago and Mesopotamia Museum, and hosted by Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago.

Don’t be miss the Assyrian folk dance performance, performed by Folklore Dance Group of Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago on Sunday, May 22nd at TBD.

Oakton Park is located at the corner of Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, at 4701 Oakton St. The festival will begin at 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, ending at 7 p.m. A free shuttle will be available to deliver attendees to the Festival grounds from Oakton Community College at 7701 Lincoln Ave., on both days.

http://www.assyriancivicclub.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=195 

http://www.skokieculturefest.org


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