Event Organized by Rwandan Genocide survivor Jacqueline Murekartete

March 31, 2008

New York, NY- On April 7, 2008, at the Tishman Auditorium at New York University Law School from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) Executive Director Karine Birazian will be participating on a panel organized by Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) and Jacqueline’s Human Rights Corner for an event entitled “’Never Again?’: Implications and Actions around the World.”

“It is such an honor to participate with Miracle Corners of the World on this upcoming panel which will also mark the 14th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide,” commented Birazian. “Having recently met with the organizer of the event, Rwandan Genocide survivor Jacqueline Murekatete, it was moving to hear her story and the ongoing need for genocide education awareness.”

Birazian is active on genocide education and has lectured at several high schools as well as at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), where she has spoken out on the importance of taking action against genocide.

Murekatete founded Jacqueline’s Human Rights Corner, a genocide prevention education program. Through her work, she has helped educate thousands on the Rwandan Genocide and genocide prevention. Having survived the Rwandan Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1,000,000 victims in only three months, Murekatete since then has been a global advocate for genocide education and awareness. At the age of 9, she had lost her parents, six siblings, and a grandmother due to the mass killings.

The event is expected to bring together genocide survivors from around the world and world-renowned genocide prevention educators and voices to examine the crime and reality of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries. They will discuss how the phrase“Never Again” has yet to be fully implemented by the international community, and share how individuals can work together to create a world without genocide.

MCW was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization serving youth worldwide, primarily through programs of youth leadership, community development, and healthcare.

MCW empowers youth to become positive agents of change, improve their lives, and contribute to their own communities. To achieve its mission, MCW uses entrepreneurial approaches to benefit youth worldwide, working closely with a global network of friends, volunteers, and supporters from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. For more information about the April 7th event, as well as other events, please visit:

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


Left to Right: ANCA Eastern Region Director Karine Birazian, Rwandan Genocide Survivor Jacqueline Murekatete, and ANCA ER Board Member Anahid Ugurlayan

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