This week the Center will host a series of events commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:
Thursday, April 20th:The Young Turks to the Young Nazis: The Genocides That Scar Us Still, Chris Bohjalian, award-winning author and 3rd annual Mgrublian Lecturer on Armenian Studies. Mr. Bohjalian's talk will take place in the CMC Athenaeum; RSVP to join the dinner at 6pm. The talk will begin at 6:45pm and is open to the public.
Friday, April 21st: The Center is hosting a FREE screening of The Promise, at Laemmle Theater in Claremont at 7pm. The Promise is the first major motion picture to depict the Armenian Genocide. Tickets are available at the Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Kirsti Zitar for more information and to pick up tickets.
February 7- 8th: Adotei Akwei, Managing Director, Government Relations for Amnesty International USA. Mr. Akwei will spend two days at CMC meeting with student groups and participating in classroom lectures. On February 8th, he will speak in the CMC Athenaeum on Dismantling Terrorist Networks and Countering Violent Extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa.RSVP to join the dinner at 6pm.
March 6th: Maria Trujillo '01, Human Trafficking Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Programs. Ms. Trujillo's talk, Human Trafficking: Addressing a Global Issue at a Local Level, will take place in the CMC Athenaeum. RSVP to join the dinner at 6pm.
April 27th: Human Rights Fellowship presentations, LC 63.
April 28th:Style Like U, lunch, keynote lecture, and workshop, McKenna Auditorium. RSVP
Human Rights In Action - Mgrublian Center Newsletter
In the fall of 2015 a group of dedicated students launched the inaugural Amnesty International chapter at Claremont McKenna College. Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights around the world. The student led chapter is working on a variety of programming and initiatives for the 2016-17 school year. Learn more about their activities and how to get involved with this dynamic and committed group of students.
In addition to the the Amnesty International chapter, the Center also supports student-led Human Rights Task Forces. Task Forces address current national and global human rights problems and are a great way to volunteer your time and get involved with the Center. Students choose the issues they wish to support and implement activities designed to achieve their group's mission locally as well as off campus. Task Forces engage in monitoring, research brief writing, education, fundraising, and networking with local, national, and international organizations. The Center is currently supporting the following Human Rights Task Forces:
IDEA (International Development in Education Association)
April 2017: California assembly member Adrin Nazarian and Senator Scott Wilk are holding an essay contest for the 2017 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in the essay contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.
December, 2016 - Mgrublian Center students present a letter of support to the Islamic Center of Claremont (ICC)