On April 24,2017 marks 102 years since the genocide of the Armenians perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks began. The Armenian people have a long and rich history. They witnessed the development of agriculture, the campaigns of the Greeks and Romans, the founding of Christianity, the influx of Turkish and Mongol tribes, the spread of Islam, the Crusades, and both World Wars. Despite continuous control by foreign empires for most of their 5000 year history, this small kingdom and people with great tenacity and ingenuity have been able to not only endure, but keep their cultural independence.
Join us for a lively presentation by OCC Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology (Anthropology), Kristin Marzullo, whose personal experiences and first-hand stories will provide insight into the resilience and beauty of this ancient and fascinating culture.