Solidarity with Nation and Strength of Community Bring 1,000 to ACF Banquet

BEVERLY HILLS—Solidarity with the Nation, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, whose 120th anniversary celebration brought together some 1,000 prominent community leaders, activists and philanthropists at a gala banquet organized by the Armenian Cultural Foundation on Sunday, December 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The banquet capped off a weekend of academic and community gatherings, each of which drew capacity crowds, to mark the ARF’s 120th anniversary. The first of those events took place Friday Dec. 3 in Glendale, where hundreds of community members came out to hear ARF members who are elected or appointed government officials in four countries and the challenges they face with the differing political realities in their respective roles. The second was an academic symposium organized by the Armenian Review and the USC Armenian Studies Institute, which took a critical look at the ARF in history and ideology, its presence in society and its role in shaping issues related to nation-building and strengthening of a state.

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