Image: Painting of destroyed structures. Three stripes on top in the red, blue and yellow, the Armenian flag colors. Text: Armenian Genocide / Changing the Meaning of Massacre

Armenian Genocide: Changing the Meaning of Massacre

Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:00 PM Central Library

In 1915, the Ottoman government set into motion ghastly events against Armenians, described at the time as "a massacre that changes the meaning of massacre." The United States, buffeted by political pressures, held off on formally recognizing the massacre as genocide until 2021. Join David Cotter of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College – an authority on incidents of genocide and mass atrocities – three days before Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, as he explains its lasting legacy. This program, a variation of the Museum and Memorial WWI Changed US series, is in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library. Free with RSVP | Central Library