Attorney Mark Geragos Speaks on the Armenian Genocide

On Saturday April 17th, highly celebrated attorney Mark Geragos gave an inspiring talk in Denver. His lecture on litigating Armenian Genocide-related court cases, and some of the avenues he and his law firm are currently endeavoring to further document the Armenian Genocide through a legal perspective was very educational. Armenian community of Colorado was in attendance and greatly appreciated this unforgettable lecture.

Following Mr. Geragos’ lecture, the film Ravished Armenia was shown – a 2009 restored and edited 24-minute segment of the remaining footage from a historic motion picture. Ravished Armenia or “Auction of Souls” was the first movie about genocide ever made in 1919 by director Oscar Apfel. It is a very powerful movie with genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganian playing the leading role.

A coffee and desserts reception followed the presentation. Special thanks go to all the volunteers who made this a wonderful and memorable event. We extend our gratitude to those who attended, and look forward to seeing more members from the community at upcoming events.

Pictured left to right: Igor Petrosyan (Director of Armenians of Colorado board) and his wife Nune Hovannisyan (member of Armenian Professional Network of Colorado), Kim Christianian (President of Armenians of Colorado board), Mark Geragos (keynote speaker), Simon Maghakyan (Secretary of Armenians of Colorado board), Hasmik Nikoghosyan (Co-chair of Armenian Professional Network of Colorado), Susanna Avagyan (Armenian-American artist and mother of Simon), Diane Brown (Director of Armenians of Colorado board) and Ken Allikian (Chair of Genocide Commemoration Committee).