WEEK OF ACTION

Day 3: Recognition of the Simele Massacre

H.Res. 143 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls on Congress to recognize the Simele Massacre of 1933. Recognition of genocide goes beyond symbolism. It restores a sense of dignity for the victims and affirms the moral necessity of remembrance—acknowledging the magnitude of the crimes perpetrated. Recognition is a critical step towards future justice processes. It also acknowledges the rights of Assyrians to seek redress for the crimes perpetrated against them. Official recognition also confirms the historical record and counters efforts to reshape history.

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Urge your representative to co-sponsor H.Res. 143 with just a few clicks.

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Tweet @ your representative

Call on your representative to stand for recognition of the Simele Massacre by co-sponsoring H.Res. 143. Click the button below for a suggested tweet!

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Join today's Assyrian Circle

Language is a form of resilience. Join Assyrian Circles to discuss family histories, Assyrian roots, and to commemorate August 7.

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Demand excavations of suspected mass graves in Simele

Tweet at Iraqi and KRG officials and demand excavations of all suspected mass graves in Simele, Iraq believed to be related to the Simele Massacre of 1933.

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Watch 7th Annual Yazidi Genocide Commemoration

This morning, we joined the Yazidi community worldwide in marking the 7th anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide. API's Reine Hanna joined a panel discussion at Yazda's commemoration. Watch the recording below.