Los Angeles Community to Mark 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

A scene from the March for Justice for the Armenian Genocide at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, 2019
A scene from the March for Justice for the Armenian Genocide at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, 2019

A scene from the March for Justice for the Armenian Genocide at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, 2019

The Los Angeles Armenian-American community will collectively commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2020 through a coordinated series of events to remember the 1.5 million victims of that tragedy and raise the community’s voice in unison to demand justice for the crime.

Recognizing that through unity there is strength, the organizations that have traditionally planned the April 24 commemorations are working together to plan the day honoring the martyred saints of the Armenian Genocide and to demand justice, reparations and restitution.  The coalition includes: The United Armenian Council of Los Angeles (UACLA), the Unified Young Armenians (UYA), and the Armenian Genocide Committee (AGC), which represents a broad association of global Armenian organizations, including the Armenian Apostolic, Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelical Churches, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, the Social Democratic Hnchakian Party, the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the Armenian Youth Federation, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Council of America, the Armenian Bar Association, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, the Armenian Relief Society, the Homenetmen, Open Wounds and several other prominent Armenian community organizations.

A pilgrimage to the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello will commence by having organizational representatives and individuals place wreaths and take part in a multi-denominational requiem service at the foot of the monument.

The March for Justice, will begin from Little Armenia, Hollywood, at 11AM. Tens of thousands will march in the heart of Hollywood, at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Square at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, to reaffirm the Community’s commitment to our people’s century long fight for justice and truth.

The day’s events will conclude with a massive protest demonstration in front of Turkey’s Consulate General’s Office in Los Angeles, where the community will once again demand justice, reparations and restitution for the Armenian Genocide.

April 24, 2020 will be the first Armenian Genocide commemoration since the almost unanimous passage of the Armenian Genocide resolutions by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, a tremendous victory for the entire Armenian community. Federal and State political officials will be present throughout the day to join in our commemorative events.

The community is urged to take part with the tens of thousands who will participate in these important commemorative events on Friday, April 24. Transportation will be provided from Armenian community centers to and from the events.  Additional detailed information will be provided in future news releases.

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