ANC Joins County of Los Angeles for Armenian Genocide Commemoration

LOS ANGELES–Leaders from the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) as well as local ANC leaders from across Los Angeles joined the Los Angeles County Supervisors in commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Tuesday, April 20th.  The event, led by County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, was hosted in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

“Being a human rights issue, it is everyone’s responsibility to confront genocide and we are proud that the County of Los Angeles continues to do its part by commemorating the Armenian Genocide in a forthright manner,” said ANCA Los Angeles South Bay Chapter Chairman, Shant Baboujian.

During the morning event, the Los Angeles County Supervisors issued a proclamation designating April 24, 2010 a “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.”

Members of the Armenian Church community as well as other community organizations also participated in the commemoration event along with the Armenian National Committee.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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