Thursday, March 13, 2008

LECTURE- Intergenerational Transmission of Mass Trauma: Genocide of Armenians, March 14

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LECTURE- Intergenerational Transmission of Mass Trauma: Genocide of Armenians

Posted by: Armenian Library & Museum <>

The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) is inviting the
public to attend a lecture by Dr. Ani Kalayjian of Fordham University.

WHAT: Lecture, "Intergenerational Transmission of Mass Trauma: The
Post-Ottoman Turkish Genocide of the Armenians."
WHEN: March 14 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: ALMA's Contemporary Art Gallery (65 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472)

Dr. Kalayjian will give a lecture on the "Intergenerational
Transmission of Mass Trauma: The Post-Ottoman Turkish Genocide of the
Armenians." According to Dr. Kalayjian, the attempted destruction of
the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turkish Government from 1895-1915
not only cost one-and-a-half million Armenian lives, but also created
massive trauma for many of those who survived. Her lecture will
explore the after effects of Genocide and the therapeutic modalities
she utilized to work with this form of generational transmission of
mass trauma. Kalayjian is also a UN NGO Human Rights Committee board
member. The lecture is free and open to public. For more information,
or for directions please visit


Founded in 1971, ALMA's mission is to present and preserve the
culture, history, art and contributions of the Armenian people to
Americans and Armenians alike. Since its inception, ALMA's collection
has grown to over 26,000 books and 20,000 artifacts, making it perhaps
the largest and most diverse holding of Armenian cultural artifacts
outside of Armenia. As a repository for heirlooms, the collection now
represents a major resource not only for Armenian studies research,
but as well as for preservation and illustration of the Armenian
heritage. In 1988, ALMA acquired a 30,000 square foot facility in
Watertown, MA – one of North America's oldest and most active Armenian
communities. The facility includes exhibition galleries, Library,
administrative offices, function hall, climate-controlled vaults and
conservation lab.

ALMA is the only independent Armenian Museum in the Diaspora funded
solely through contributions of individual supporters. An active Board
of Trustees and volunteer base augments the museum's staff. Museum's
active schedule of changing exhibits includes the use of the library
primarily by researchers and interested general public seeking
research materials on Armenians. In addition, the museum sponsors
lecture and presentation program on related topics.

Hours: Friday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission: Free admission for ALMA Members; $2 for students; $5 for
non-members; Children 12 and under are free.

Driving Directions: Take route 95 to 128 to 90 (Mass Pike East)
towards Watertown. Take exit 17-Watertown/Newton. Go North 1 mile
towards Watertown Square. As you cross the small bridge, get into the
2 left lanes. Turn left onto Main Street. Turn right onto Church
Street, and then turn right into the municipal parking lot.

MBTA Buses: 71, 70/70A, 57, 52, 59, 502, 504. Please visit for schedules and maps.

Armenian Library and Museum of America, Inc.
65 Main Street
Watertown MA 02472

Tel: 617 926 2562
Fax: 617 926 0175

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