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4th Annual Appreciation Event


Event Date: 4/27/2014

4th Annual Appreciation Event

With Special Presentation by DR. NICHOLAS AL-JELOO

Sunday, April 27, 2014
at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

BEST WESTERN HOTEL
380 South Airport Blvd,
South San Francisco

Assyrians Tomorrow: Continuity and Preservation

Throughout their history, especially from ancient to medieval times, Assyrians have played a seminal role in the process of inventing, disseminating, translating and applying knowledge. It was this role that earned ancient Mesopotamia the nickname of ‘Cradle of Civilization.’ Various invasions and domination by other, more numerous and more aggressive cultural groups, however, have now rendered the Assyrians a stateless, transnational ethnic group, and a beleaguered minority in their own native lands. This presentation will, therefore, deal with the way in which such previous intellectual prowess has continued amongst them today. It will also attempt to tackle the question as to whether or not the Assyrians have persisted in the same spirit of education and cultural preservation, particularly in safeguarding the Aramaic language and ensuring its future continuation. Today, Assyrians around the globe are advancing their efforts to unite with one another, bring about awareness of their history and culture, and continue their traditions and language. The activities of Assyrian organizations in the United States such as the Assyrian Foundation of America, Assyrian Aid Society, Assyrian American National Federation, Assyrian Council of Illinois and Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation, as well as those in other countries, will thus be discussed. Finally, suggestions will be raised as to how these efforts can be continued into the future, and expanded further internationally, in order for the goals of continuity and preservation to be maintained.

Please RSVPS by Wednesday April 24th by emailing us info@assyrianfoundation.org

NO VIDEO CAMERAS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. STILL PHOTO CAMERAS ARE OK

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