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They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief | Part of the Sanctuary and Belonging Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Flight, Refuge, and Community

April 11, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Nau Hall 101
They Shall Not Perish Event: April 11, 2018

Join us for a one hour documentary film screening on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 beginning at 6pm. After the film there will be a panel discussion with:

Dr. Charles Benjamin, Near East Foundation President

Leon Yacoubian, UVA Fourth Year and Founder of the "Tuff Armenia Project"

After the panel a reception will follow at 8pm. Feel free to join for part of the event as your schedule allows. 

 “They Shall Not Perish” details the unprecedented humanitarian efforts of thousands of Americans who helped save a generation of orphans and refugees as a response to the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The one-hour documentary film features the stories of individuals who witnessed the Genocide and the relief effort that led to the creation of an international development organization now known as the Near East Foundation. 

 Part of the Sanctuary and Belonging Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Flight, Refuge, and Community