28 February 2005

''Armenia: Land and Culture'': Presentation by Gulizar Jonian

AZAD-HYE (28 February 2005): "Cross-Culture" is a women group based in Abu Dhabi, which deals with cultural and social subjects. It hosts lectures, seminars and presentations for its members and guests.

The last presentation was prepared in January 2005 by Nelly Lama having the topic: “The Damascene Pilgrimage Caravan en Route to Mecca and Medina.” Her talk was of special interest, as it took place during the time of the Haj (Islamic pilgrimage). Spouse of the Lebanese Ambassador to the UAE Mrs. Dalal Berro hosted the event.

March presentation of "Cross-Culture" will be a talk with visual support by Mrs. Gulizar Jonian on “Armenia: Land and Culture”. It will take place on 2nd March 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in the Millennium Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE Armenia, with its strategic location, has been at the crossroads of history and cross-cultural interaction, which attracted countless invaders and
conquerors.

Gulizar will offer glimpses of the historical background of Armenia from prehistoric to modern times, with special emphasis on its people and language, unique alphabet, art and architecture, culture and religion, which should provide an interesting overview of Armenia and its rich cultural traditions.

Gulizar Jonian is a businesswoman, architect and individual of many talents, whom many of you know as the very capable Coordinator of "Women in Abu Dhabi" (WIAD). She received a BSc degree in architecture from the University of Baghdad. Gulizar has worked in the fields of business, architecture and real estate. Besides doing extensive charity work in Canada and the UAE, she has been a publisher of children’s books. Gulizar is active also in the IBWG (International Business Women's Group Abu Dhabi ), an active group of 140 members with multinational forum, where businesswomen are able to network and assist each other in their day to day activities.

Azad-Hye.com wishes success to Gulizar Jonian and expects that the Armenian Council of Abu Dhabi or the Armenian Cultural Association take note of this event and invite her to present the same and other valuable lectures to the Armenian public. Maybe it is a sort of national paranoia, but we rarely have the courage to acknowledge our own talented people. Jesus was quoted saying in the Gospel of Thomas "No prophet is accepted in his own village". As the first nation that officially accepted Christianity we seem to be faithful to the spirit of these words.

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