Attend an August 7 Commemoration Event

August 7th is observed annually by Assyrians as Assyrian Remembrance Day to honor the memory of all those Assyrians who have fallen victim to genocide, other mass atrocities, and persecution as a result of their distinct ethnic and religious identity. Notably, the day commemorates the victims of the Assyrian Genocide (1914-1923) and the Simele Massacre (1933). It is also known as Assyrian Martyrs Day. August 7, 1933 marks the date that the Simele Massacre began, during which the armed forces of the Kingdom of Iraq systematically targeted and killed as many as 6,000 Assyrians—continuing the legacy of persecution exemplified by the earlier Assyrian Genocide. The day also underlines the shared responsibility to seek justice for the atrocities committed against Assyrians.

Join in solidarity with Assyrians around the world by attending a commemoration event in your city or online. Below is a list of August 7 commemoration events, both virtual and in person, hosted by various Assyrian civil society organizations. To add to this list, please email info@assyrianpolicy.org.

August 6, 2021

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Hosted by: Etuti Institute and Rama Art Production
Location: Virtual (Facebook Live)

August 7, 2021

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Hosted by: Hagyana Atouraya
Location: Virtual (Facebook Live)

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Hosted by: Assyrian American Association of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Hosted by: Assyrian American Society of Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Hosted by: ACSYA
Location: Online

August 8, 2021

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Hosted by: Assyrian Organizations of Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Hosted by: Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock
Location: Turlock, California

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Hosted by: Assyrian American Cultural Organization, Assyrian American Association, Mar Zaia Assyrian Organization, & community partners.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona