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History Event Detail

UC Irvine Student Center

"Dissent in an Age of Populism" with Garo Paylan

Department: History

Date and Time: October 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: HG 1030

Event Details


Please join us next Tuesday, October 10, for a special event featuring Garo Paylan, founding member of the Peoples' Democratic Party and human rights activist. Mr. Paylan is a member of Turkey's Armenian community and has been actively engaged in raising awareness on discrimination towards minorities, the rights of the Armenian community in Turkey, and Turkish-Armenian reconciliation.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/GaroPaylan
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments.

Garo Paylan
MP, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Member of the Parliamentary Committees on Constitution and Budget

Garo Paylan is a founding member of Peoples' Democratic Party and is a deputy representing the 3rd district in Istanbul. Mr. Paylan is also a member of Turkey’s Armenian community and has long been an activist on human rights, Kurdish and Armenian issues. Previous to joining the parliament, Mr. Paylan served in the central committee of HDP and also served on the management of Armenian schools in Istanbul. He has long promoted bilingual education and minority rights in Turkey and has been actively engaged in raising awareness on discrimination towards minorities, the rights of the Armenian community in Turkey, Turkish-Armenian reconciliation and especially on Hrant Dink murder case. Mr. Paylan is from a family originally from Malatya and is one of the three Armenian deputies in the Turkish parliament.