Assyrian Genocide and Persecution Conference 2000

Dear fellow Assyrian,

On behalf of the Assyrian American Association of San Jose, it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to participate in The Assyrian Genocide & Persecution Conference 2000, in San Jose, California, on Saturday, August 5, 2000.  This unprecedented conference will include presentations by a panel of scholars and experts in the area of genocide and the persecution of Assyrians in the Middle East.

Our guest speakers will include:

Dr. Gabriele Yonan (Germany), a research scientist, scholar and author of "Lest We Perish – A Forgotten Genocide".

Dr. Abdul Massih Saadi (Chicago), professor of Middle Eastern studies at the Lutheran School of Theology.

Ms. Thea Halo (New York), author of "Not Even My Name", a newly published book on the Armenian/Assyrian/Greek Genocide of 1915-1923 by the Ottoman Turks.

Dr. Jacob Boas, director of the Jewish Holocaust Research Center and author of "We Are Witnesses: The Diaries of Five Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust," is a world renowned scholar, speaker and writer on the "Jewish Holocaust".  Dr. Boas was born in a concentration camp in Poland and is a Holocaust survivor himself.  Dr. Boas will be delivering his speech on the Jewish experience and it's similarities to the Armenian/Assyrian/Greek Genocide of 1915-1923 to our conference attendees.

Mr. Serop Nenejian, a renowned Armenian activist and writer, has published many books and articles on the Armenian Genocide, and the current role the government of Turkey is playing in rewriting and purging the atrocities they had committed against the Armenians, Assyrians and the Greeks.

The conference will focus on an array of historical, political, and social circumstances surrounding the massacres of the Assyrian populations during the last century.  Presentations will include historical documents, a newly released video on the topic of Assyrian Genocide, and an opportunity for open discussion.  This unforgettable event will be followed by an evening reception, providing you an opportunity to meet the attending activists, intellectuals and Assyrian community members and leaders interested in the future of Christian minority groups in the Middle East.  The evening’s reception will also include a book signing opportunity with Ms. Thea Halo.

Please review the enclosed program information and registration.  Also note that due to limited seating, advance registration to this conference is required.

I hope that you will join us for this momentous event as we work to advance the regional, national and international interests of the oldest civilization in the world.


Jacklin Bejan
Assyrian American Association of San Jose

Conference Information
Program: Assyrian Genocide and Persecution Conference 2000
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2000  (9:00 a.m.)
Location: The Hayes Mansion & Conference Center
200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, California USA

For directions call (800) 420-3200
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The Hayes Mansion is a historic Mediterranean Revival landmark mansion which was designed by architect George Page and was completed in 1905. Once a lavish private estate, The Hayes Mansion has been transformed into a timeless meeting center with the ambiance and amenities of a luxurious resort. Special room rates have been arranged for the attendees of "The Assyrian Genocide and Persecutions Conference 2000".

Time Schedule
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
10:00 to 12:30 p.m. Introduction and presentations
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Presentations and preview of Genocide video
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Afternoon refreshments and open discussion
8:00 p.m. Champagne Reception

Book signing opportunity with Ms. Thea Halo, author of "Not Even My Name".

Conference Fee
$109 per attendee.  Price includes full conference material with morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch and the evening champagne reception.

Registration deadline
No registration will be accepted after Friday, July 28, 2000.


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For more information:

Assyrian American Association of San Jose
P.O. Box 41311
San Jose, CA 95160

• Assyrian American Association of San Jose  (408) 927-8100