On April 24th and 28th 2019, the Armenian-American community, along with their allies, commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian Genocides. On the 24th, the Armenian community of NY marched to the Turkish Mission to the United Nations in a peaceful protest to gain recognition over the 1915 genocides. Hundreds of supporters and allies outside of the Armenian community stood in solidarity of their plight and struggle.
On the 28th, a commemoration was held in Time Square, NY on the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Several prominent politicians like Sen Chuck Schumer (D, NY) and Sen Bob Menendez (D, NY) came out to openly call the Armenian Genocide, a Genocide. Unlike the other politicians of America who call it a “tragedy or atrocity” as the Turkish lobby wants people to call it, they haven’t backed down and are pursuing universal Armenian Genocide Recognition.
Overall the events were success and should be a testament to how we can come together as humans in unity over the greater good.