April 20, 2016 - 13:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee released the schedule of events of the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
On Friday, April 22, a candlelight vigil (sit-in) will be organized near the State Library of Victoria, and the Armenian Genocide Commemoration will be held the next day in Melbourne. The latter will feature Vicken Babkenian, co-author of “Armenia, Australia & The Great War.”
A Requiem Mass will be served at the Armenian Apostolic Church in Chatswood, Sidney on Sunday, April 24, followed by the annual March for Justice from Hyde Park to Botanic Gardens.
This year, the National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening will be held on April 24, at the Willoughby Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. The keynote speaker will be Professor at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), Peter Stanley.
As an award-winning author, he has published over 30 books. Most recently, he co-authored “Armenia, Australia and the Great War” - the first book covering Australia’s humanitarian response to the Armenian Genocide.
Ryde City Armenian Genocide Commemoration is slated for April 30 at the Meadowbank War Memorial in Meadowbank, NSW.
Also, a Wreath Laying Ceremony & Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture is scheduled to be held on May 17, at the NSW State Parliament House, featuring Babkenian.