ANCA-WR and Museum of Tolerance to Host Screening of ‘My Mother’s Voice’

My Mother's Voice

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles will be hosting a screening of the film, My Mother’s Voice, on Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m.

The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the film’s writer, narrator, and co-producer, Kay Mouradian, its director Mark Friedman, and publisher of the California Courier, Harut Sassounian. The discussion will be moderated by the director of the museum, Liebe Geft.

My Mother’s Voice chronicles the story of Flora Munushian, a fourteen-year-old from Hadjin who lost her family in the Armenian Genocide and found her way to America to marry a man she knew only from a photograph.

“Flora’s voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten,” said Mouradian.

The Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is a unique institution that teaches about the bigotry and discrimination that have plagued human history and which continue to this day. The museum’s engaging and interactive approach aims to impress upon visitors the need to feel a personal responsibility in making the world a more peaceful place for everyone.

“There is nothing more powerful than a personal story to bring history to life. We are honored to show “My Mother’s Voice” at the Museum of Tolerance in a special program to commemorate the Armenian genocide,” said Ms. Geft.

The special screening was made possible by generous grants by Harry and Cheryl Nadjarian and Ignatius Foundation Trustees Walter Karabian, Esq., George Phillips, Esq., and Michael Amerian, Esq.

The event is free and open to the public but attendees are required to register online. Free underground parking is available.

The Museum of Tolerance is located at 9786 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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3 Comments

  1. Tsoghig said:

    What a perfect opportunity to talk to Ms. Geft about having a permanent display of the Armenian Genocide in the Museum of Tolerance as Rabbi Marvin Heir, the founding father of the museum, had originally intended and as he pitched it to the CA State Assembly when he asked for funding. I laud the museum for after 20 years in existence is finally considering the Armenian Genocide a worthy cause and co-hosting an event with the foremost Armenian organization in the country. I would like to see if not a permanent exhibit at the Museum, an exhibit that runs all of 2015 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Genocide. I strongly urge the ANCA everywhere as well as the 100th Anniversary committees on both coasts to request that both the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian’s Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. both have a year long exhibit on the Armenian Genocide starting January 2015. We have their attention and we should advocate for a greater involvement by both institutions in our 100th Anniversary commemorative events.

  2. kiberly said:

    The special screening was made possible by generous grants by Harry and Cheryl Nadjarian and Ignatius Foundation Trustees Walter Karabian, Esq., George Phillips, Esq., and Michael Amerian, Esq.

  3. kiberly said:

    The special screening was made possible by generous grants by Harry and Cheryl Nadjarian and Ignatius Foundation Trustees Walter Karabian, Esq., George Phillips, Esq., and Michael Amerian, Esq.

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