March to Remember The Genocide

LOS ANGELES–A march in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will take place Tuesday–April 24th at 11:00 a.m. in "Little Armenia" located at Sunset and Hobart.

The march is an effort organized by the United Armenian Students (UAS) to promote public awareness of crimes against humanity and bring recognition to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish Government.

"We must keep the memory of the Armenian Genocide alive to ensure that history does not repeat itself," said Harout Semerdjian–graduate of UCLA and history editor of UAS.

UAS is presently based in Los Angeles and represents Armenian students from more than a dozen schools in Southern California.

UAS members include students from UCLA–USC–UC Irvine–UC Riverside–UC Santa Barbara–Loyola Marymount University–Pepperdine University–Woodbury University–American InterContinental University–Cal State LA–Cal State Northridge–Cal State Long Beach–Cal Poly Pomona–Glendale Community College–Los Angeles City College–Los Angeles Valley College–Cleveland Chiropractic–UCLA School of Law–Loyola Law School and La Verne Law School.

In addition–a coalition of other groups will participate including the Armenian Church Youth Organization–Armenian Society of Los Angeles–Armenian Youth Federation–Gaidz Youth Organization and Usanogh Periodical of Armenian Students.

"On this April 24–the Armenian youth will come together as one voice–one strength–condemning Turkey’s crime against the Armenian people," said Armenian Youth Federation Chairman Melkon Melkonian.

UAS strategically organized the march in Hollywood’s "Little Armenia" district–which gained its inception last October due to the region’s large and solid Armenian presence.

UAS plans to promote its spirit of student participation and public awareness of cultural diversity–human rights and other important issues through information workshops–historical evaluation and community-enrichment projects. April 24th will mark UAS’ first public project in an array of future activities. For further information e-mail info@unitedarmenia’students.org or log onto the UAS website at www.unitedarmenia’students.org

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