TUJUNGA—The Armenian National Committee of America – Sunland-Tujunga (ANCA-ST) Chapter – condemns the hateful act perpetrated this week against an Armenian-American who hung an Armenian flag outside her home in Tujunga, CA.
Hasmik Chatalyan received a threatening, anonymous note in her mailbox as a result of hanging an Armenian flag outside her home. The ANCA-ST firmly stands with the Chatalyan family and all Armenian-Americans who have experienced senseless acts of hatred for simply honoring their heritage, and commends the Los Angeles Police Department for investigating this incident as a possible hate crime.
“I was devastated to learn that this act of hatred took place in Tujunga. I grew up in the foothills and chose to raise my family in Sunland-Tujunga, along with the many other Armenian-Americans, who have made this neighborhood their home and contribute to the vibrant cultural mosaic that is Los Angeles. Today, I ask my neighbors to call on all community organizations in Sunland-Tujunga to come together in the face of intolerance and work toward mutual respect and acceptance,” said ANCA-ST Co-Chair Christine Jerian
The ANCA-ST invites the community to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. when participants will march from the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley at 10154 Mountair Avenue to Bolton Hall Museum where a special program will take place.