Tebi Yergir: Making Repatriation A Reality

"Tebi Yergir"

GLENDALE—The ARF “Shant” Student Association will be hosting an information fair titled “Tebi Yergir: Making Repatriation a Reality” with the purpose of promoting Diasporan involvement in Armenia through volunteerism and repatriation. The event will be held on April 1, 2012, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library. A diverse number of organizations will be participating at the event to provide information about various programs in Armenia. The event will also include a video presentation of repatriate interviews and a photo exhibit featuring the work of children in Gyumri. Guest speakers include Alfred Eisaian and Sara Anjargolian who were both TEDxYerevan speakers in 2011.

In the last two decades Armenians from around the world have and continue to be involved with the development of their new republic through volunteerism, business ventures, and repatriation. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about these opportunities in Armenia and explore ways in which they can join the Tebi Yergir movement.

“We call on the Armenian Diaspora to join the Tebi Yergir movement and contribute to the betterment of our homeland in a meaningful manner,” stated Nora Kayserian, Chairperson of the Tebi Yergir Committee of the ARF “Shant” Student Association. “Armenians today are privileged to have the opportunity to become a stakeholder in the development and advancement of a free and independent Armenia. Armenia’s future will have brighter prospects with an involved Diaspora.”

Participating organizations with informational booths include: Armenian Volunteer Corps, AYF Youth Corps Program, Birthright Armenia, Christian Youth Mission to Armenia (CYMA), Armenia Tree Project, Habitat for Humanity, Visit Armenia, It’s Beautiful and many more!

For more information, please contact arfshant@gmail.com or ARFShant.org.

The mission of the ARF “Shant” Student Association is to assist existing Armenian Student Associations on university campuses in order to provide a platform for the study and promotion of all things Armenian. ARF “Shant” strives to mobilize the community at large in furthering the Armenian Cause through political, academic and intellectual means. Effort is also directed towards building strong ties of solidarity with organizations and activists in Armenia in order to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in our homeland.

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