1,000 Strong Capacity Crowd Celebrates the Armenian Cause and the ANCA-WR

VIEW GALLERY: More than 1,000 guests were in attendance at this year's ANCA-WR Gala (Photo by Arka Photography)

LOS ANGELES –-More than 1,000 activists, community leaders, public officials, supporters, and generous donors attended the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s Annual Gala on October 7 in Beverly Hills.

The community celebrated ANCA-WR’s accomplishments and bestowed the “Advocate for Justice” award upon British House of Lords Member Baroness Caroline Cox, the “Excellence in Media” award upon the “Architects of Denial” film team consisting of David McKenzie, Laura McKenzie, Elizabeth Stanton, Dean Cain, and Montel Williams, the “People’s Champion” award upon activist and musician Serj Tankian, and gave recognition to last year’s ANCA-WR interns. A special tribute was also made to the late lifelong activists and benefactors Hacob and Mina Shirvanian.

With over 50 elected officials in attendance, remarks made by California State Senator and current ANCA-WR endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate Kevin de Leon and ANCA-WR endorsed candidate for California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and a special token of gratitude being given to outgoing Armenian Ambassador to the U.S. Grigor Hovhannissian, participants enjoyed a memorable evening at the community’s largest and most prestigious event of the year.

Complete coverage of the Gala with photos will be featured in future editions of Asbarez,

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  1. HAGOP said:

    EVERY ONE OF THESE 1,000 PEOPLE CAN ALL PACK THEIR BAGS AND MOVE TO ARMENIA TOMORROW. THAT IS HOW THEY WILL PERMANENTLY HELP ARMENIA!!! ARMENIA’S POPULATION WILL GROW BY 1,000 PEOPLE! IF THEY MOVE WITH THEIR FAMILIES (1,000 X 4 PEOPLE IN A FAMILY), ARMENIA’S POPULATION WILL GROW BY 4,000 PEOPLE!!! THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HELP ARMENIA!!! OTHERWISE, THEIR FANCY BANQUETS TO SEND MONEY ARE A PATHETIC WAY TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL GOOD ABOUT NOT HAVING TO LIVE THERE!! IF ONE TRULY LOVES THEIR MOTHERLAND, THE BEST DISPLAY OF THAT LOVE IS TO MOVE THERE. ALL OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE FAKES!!!

  2. Harry Derderian said:

    ANCA-WR is to be commended for its ongoing, substantive political activism inside the Armenian community and especially outside to political , media and broad community publics.
    The organization is a benchmark

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