January 20, 2016

Watertown, MA – 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 3-day conference bringing community leaders and students at the forefront of the anti-atrocity movement to Washington, DC 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 Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and South Sudan.

At this year’s Lemkin Summit the participants will have opportunities 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 UN 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.


Saturday, January 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm (light lunch, dinner provided)

American University

Sunday, January 31  9:00 am – 9:00 pm (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)

American University

Monday, February 1  9:00 am – 5:00 pm (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, please, visit:


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Armen Sahakyan
Email / Tel: (917) 428-1918
Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region
80 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472 Phone. (917) 428-1918 | Email. | | @anca_er
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