Len Wicks

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Len Wicks
Born 22 September 1959
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality Australian, New Zealander
Occupation Air Traffic Management Specialist, International Civil Aviation Organization

Len Wicks (born 22 September 1959) is an Australian-New Zealand genocide awareness activist and author. He is active in the campaign for Armenian genocide recognition by Australia and New Zealand. Wicks has worked as an air traffic controller in New Zealand and the Sultanate of Oman.[1]

Activism[edit]

Protest at Tsitsernakaberd, Armenia.
The Adopt-a-Village project at Areni, Armenia

Wicks is involved in activism and multiple associated projects. He has been active in promoting genocide awareness and has campaigned over several years for Armenian genocide recognition by Australia and New Zealand.[2][3] In 2015 he helped launch the first trial of the Adopt-a-Village project, which is aimed at "beautifying and cleaning Armenian villages not only for the villagers but also potential tourists".[4]

Wicks has also launched the Origins project, the goal of which is to "open the world's eyes to the beauty of Armenia and its ancient culture."[5] One of the central parts of the project is the three part epic novel Origins: Discovery, which Wicks self-published in English in August 2014 and in Armenian in November of the same year.[6] [7][8][9]

The novel gives an alternate history of the world and events and the main focus of the story is the possibility of genetic memory from DNA being the foundation of human instinct. It covers parts of history such as the Armenian Genocide from the First World War and mentions other atrocities such as the Nanjing and Sook Ching massacres that occurred during the Second World War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MRO Asia-Pacific 2015: Session Speaker: Len Wicks". mroasia.aviationweek.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  2. ^ "#ArmGenocide100 | Len Wicks' struggle for Genocide recognition". ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  3. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "'I apologize for my leaders not having courage to recognize Armenian Genocide'". www.panorama.am. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Adopt-a-Village project kicks off". Hayern Aysor. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Wicks, Len. "Origins Project". Origin: Discovery. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Len Wicks". Sbs.com.au. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  7. ^ "650 Page Moment of Madness". RSA Review. Summer 2014. p. 34. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  8. ^ Սևակ Հակոբյան (12 November 2014). ""Ծագումը: Բացահայտում" | ԼյունՍե". Lyunse.com. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  9. ^ Գայանե Դանիելյան (17 November 2014). "Նորզելանդացի Լեն Ուիքսը Հայոց ցեղասպանության մասին վեպ է հրատարակել". Azatutyun.am. Retrieved 2016-01-24.