Genocide and Persecution Conference 2000
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.
guest speakers will include:
Gabriele Yonan (Germany), a research scientist, scholar
and author of "Lest We Perish A Forgotten
Abdul Massih Saadi (Chicago), professor of Middle
Eastern studies at the Lutheran School of Theology.
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
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
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.
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historical documents, a newly released video on the topic of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.
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 evenings reception will also include a
book signing opportunity with Ms. Thea Halo.
review the enclosed program information and registration. Also
note that due to limited seating, advance registration to this
conference is required.
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.
Assyrian American Association of San Jose
Assyrian Genocide and Persecution Conference 2000
Saturday, August 5, 2000 (9:00 a.m.)
|| The Hayes Mansion & Conference
200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, California USA
directions call (800) 420-3200
Or visit www.hayesconferencecenter.com
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".
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
opportunity with Ms.
Thea Halo, author of "Not Even My
$109 per attendee. Price includes
full conference material with morning and afternoon
refreshments. Lunch and the evening champagne reception.
No registration will be
accepted after Friday, July 28, 2000.
Conference capacity has been reached
No further registrations are being accepted
American Association of San Jose
P.O. Box 41311
San Jose, CA 95160
Assyrian American Association of San Jose (408) 927-8100