ANCA-ER Co-Sponsors 2016 Lemkin Summit in DC

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) is a co-sponsor of this year’s “Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities,” a three-day conference bringing community leaders and students at the forefront of the anti-atrocity movement to Washington, D.C., for a weekend of learning and action. Participants will hear from expert panels and guest speakers on topics including U.S. government responses and tools supporting civil society groups on the ground and in conflict areas, including the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities

At this year’s Lemkin Summit, participants will have the opportunity to network with one another, receive advocacy training, and learn how to leverage their connections, the media, and other resources to engage their communities and policymakers in taking action. The conference will culminate in a political advocacy day on Capitol Hill.

The Lemkin Summit is named in honor of Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer who was an ardent activist and tireless defender of human rights. Lemkin coined the term “genocide” in 1944, lobbied the U.N. for genocide to be added to international law, and participated in the drafting of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.


Sat., Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (light lunch, dinner provided)

American University

Sun., Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)

American University

Mon., Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (breakfast provided)

Capitol Hill


Registration fee covers food, training, and materials; accommodations are not included. Fee waivers are available for qualifying students.

Regular rate: $150

Student and young professional (under 25) rate: $50

For more information and to apply, visit

Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: ANCA-ER Co-Sponsors 2016 Lemkin Summit in DC

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