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Statement on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California commends President Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide, one of the world’s greatest crimes against humanity, when 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923.

The acknowledgement follows official U.S. Congressional recognition by the Senate and House of Representatives in 2019 as well as official recognition by 49 U.S. States.

Today’s statement on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day marks an important chapter in Armenian American history following decades of advocacy to honor the memory of the 1.5 million martyrs who perished, take a step towards truth and justice, and rebuke Genocide denial that tragically persists today.

As a developing institution, the Armenian American Museum reaffirms its commitment to raising awareness of the Armenian Genocide and providing cultural and educational programming that will honor our past and build our future.

The mission of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The vision is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.