The co-founders of 100 LIVES and the Aurora Prize selection committee co-chaired by the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney as well as his wife Lawyer, Amal Clooney will be visiting Armenia from April 22-24th, 2016 just in time for the 101st Armenian Genocide Commemoration to take place at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. Armenia’s Capital city.
On behalf of the Armenian Genocide survivors in gratitude to their saviors, The Aurora Prize celebrates the empowerment, strength of the human spirit that compels action in the face of adversity.
The award recipient will be rewarded for exceptional acts of humanity amidst of the issues of the world we face today. The weekend’s events will culminate the inaugural Aurora prize summary, honoring 3 finalists.
George & Amal Clooney are inspiring individuals who have and continue to have our back, to spread the word about the Armenian Genocide that took place on April 24, 1915. The Turkish Government killed and massacred 1.5 Million Armenians, displaced, escorted them out of their homes, stole our lands and Mount Ararat. To this day, Turkey still denies and lies about ever committing those terrible barbaric acts of Genocide to Armenia and it’s people to try and attempt to wipe us all off the earth.
Thank you to George & Amal Clooney as well as all the other celebrities, dignitaries, those who recognize the Armenian genocide, those countries, and cities that acknowledged us, our supporters, and so much more. Welcome to our Motherland Armenia George & Amal! We look forward to having you both on our soil.
I love you both and best wishes.