The excerpt from the event booklet reads, "The Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which approximately 1.5 million people lost their lives, was another human tragedy of the last century. Keynote speaker Raffi Sarkissian will focus on the role of education and highlights the struggle to give voice to the voiceless—generations lost in the Armenian Genocide—and how this could be applied to the Holocaust as more survivors age. Selected materials from Centennial Library’s special collections will be on display, including items from the John and Molly Pollock Holocaust Collection.
"Raffi Sarkissian is an educator, human rights advocate, public speaker and poet. He is Vice Principal of the A.R.S. Armenian Private School and the founder and director of the Sara Coming Centre for Genocide Education. He holds a BA Hons. in History, an M.Ed from York University and a B.Ed from Trent University. Raffi is a descendant of survivors of the Armenian Genocide."
The HEW 2013 event booklet can be found at http://holocaustcentre.com/cms_content/upload/PDFs/HEW-2013-Guide-LR.pdf.