Genocide Commemoration in Burbank to Be Held on April 22

Community members commemorate the Armenian Genocide at the steps of Burbank City Hall


BURBANK—The annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration event in Burbank will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at Burbank City Hall (275 E. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91502) and at the ACF Burbank Youth Center (75 E. Santa Anita Ave, Burbank, CA 91502). The event is organized by the Armenian Youth Federation Burbank “Varak” Chapter, in conjunction with the Armenian National Committee of America, Burbank.

The remembrance program will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Burbank City Council Chambers, during which the Burbank City Council will present its proclamation in recognition of the Armenian Genocide. This proclamation has become a Burbank tradition wherein the City Council demonstrates its support for the concerns and aspirations of its large Armenian community.

Immediately following the remembrance program, a candle-light walk will commence at 7 p.m. from Burbank City Hall to the Burbank Youth Center, where a commemoration program will follow.

The program will include the presentation of the colors by the Homenetmen Burbank “Sipan” Chapter, as well as poetry, music and performances by Karavan Dance Studio. The artistic performances represent the resilience of the Armenian people despite the Turkish government’s attempt to annihilate them almost a century ago.

Transportation will be provided back to Burbank City Hall. For more information please contact the AYF Burbank “Varak” Chapter at varak@ayfwest.org.

The Armenian National Committee of America – Burbank advances the social, economic, cultural and political rights of the area’s Armenian community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization in the United States, working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.

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