Glendale Announces Annual Commemorative Events

GLENDALE, CA—City officials announced on Monday that Glendale will host a series of special programs the week of April 18-23 as part of its annual commemorative events for the Armenian Genocide. The events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.   

To kick start the memorial activities, a blood drive will be held on Sunday, April 18, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the K & M Glendale Youth Center, 211 W. Chestnut Street.  For more information call 818-243-3444.

Two events focusing on Man’s Inhumanity to Man will be held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street.  On Monday, April 19, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, there will be an evening of music and poetry.  Then on Thursday, April 22, from 7 pm to 9 pm, there will be an evening of discussion on modern day slavery.

The City will host its annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on Friday, April 23, starting at 7 pm., at the Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard.  Keynote speaker this year will be Emmy Award producer Robert A. Papazian.  There will also be performances by the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance and the Glendale Philharmonic. In addition, there will also be a special candlelight vigil performance by Antranig Kizirian and Jivan Kasparyan.  Tickets will be available at the Alex Theatre box office on April 19.  Doors will open at 6:15 pm.

For more information on any of these events, please call 818-548-4844.

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