In recognition of the culturally gifted persons in our community who have worked ceaselessly to advance arts and literature, the AAS-Central Valley Chapter announces the Mesopotamian Achievement Awards in Arts and Literature. With these awards, we will honor men and women who have dedicated themselves to bringing our artistic and literary heritage forward.
Two awards will be presented in a ceremony as part of the Mesopotamian Night annual fund raiser concert 2009.
This year the award will be given as follows:
1. The Mesopotamian Arts Award (Raab-Amne) to be presented to Assyrian calligrapher and journalist Rabi Issa Benyamin.
2. The Mesopotamian Literature Award (Raab-Sayoomeh) to be presented to Assyrian writer, poet and publisher Rabi Daniel Benyamin.