A program marking the 50th year since KRISTALNACHT

A program marking the 50th year since KRISTALNACHT

Presenter: Christine Derdarian

Date:  November 14, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Place: Sturrus Technology Center

388 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI

What is the Armenian Genocide? The deportations, mass killing, and forced conformity and acceptance of Islamic culture by Armenians in the late Ottoman Empire constitute a genocide under the cover of World War One. The German and Ottoman Empires and the Austro-Hungarian Empire were allied against the British and Russian Empire, France, Italy and eventually the United States. The tragic killings of 1915-1916 were ordered and carried out by the Young Turks and their Kurdish allies out of fear that the Russians would turn the large minority population of Armenian Christians – and Greek Christians – against the Ottoman Empire.

Our speaker for November 14th at the Sturrus Center @ 6:30pm Christine Derdarian is a highly effective executive and attorney with extensive experience in governance and compliance issues, government relations and operations and regulatory concerns; health professional licensing; labor law;administrative law; federal and state litigation, as well as serving as legal counsel and special advisor to the past Governor of Michigan and several other state officials. Sheis a frequent public speaker on leadership and governance issues. Her mother, Mae, was a survivor of the Armenian genocide and wrote her testimony and published a book, “Vergeen”.