Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Groundbreaking of Glendale Youth Center Brings Community Together

GLENDALE–The Armenian Cultural Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday for its Youth Center which has been in the planning stages since 2004 and is adjacent to Glendale St. Mary’s Church, has received the necessary permits from City of Glendale. Present at the event were Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Armenian presidential candidate and Armenian Revolutionary

ANC-WR Welcomes Teresa Petrosyan to Regional Office

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region this week welcomed community activist Teresa Petrosyan as its new Programs Coordinator. A native of the Republic of Armenia, Petrosyan lives in Burbank, California with her husband Artur and young son Gregory. "We are pleased to welcome Teresa to our team," said ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian. "Teresa brings valuable

ANC-WR Meets With “Little Armenia” California Assemblymember Kevin de Leon

LOS ANGELES–Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region Board Member Souzi Zerounian-Khanzadian and ANCA-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian on Nov. 20 met with CA State Assemblymember Kevin de Leon at his Los Angeles area district office. Joining them for the meeting were Armond Aghakhanian, representative from Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez’s office, and Alana

ANC-WR Condemns Harman’s Discrimination Against Armenian American Media

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Board of Directors issued the following statement in response to Rep. Jane Harman’s decision to bar Armenian American media from a November 28th media round table she hosted at her El Segundo, California district office. The round table, which dealt with "local, national and international issues," disallowed

Advocacy Week 106 Takes Capitol Hill by Storm

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is pleased to report that human rights advocates from all over the western United States traveled to Washington to participate in "Advocacy Week 106" fromMonday, December 3 through Friday, December 7. The Armenian Genocide resolution (H. Res. 106) passed through the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on October

ANC-WR Provides Educational Update on Genocide Resolution at United Armenian Congregational Church

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region provided an analysis of the genocide resolution pending in the U.S. Congress to members of the Mens Fellowship Club at the United Armenian Congregational Church in Studio City on November 27. The briefing, provided by ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian, gave the crowd of over 70 Armenian Americans an opportunity

ANC-WR Internship Focus: GCC Student Helps FED Improve Trade Between Armenia and California

GLENDALE, Calif.–Karo Aydindzhyan is taking his interest in economics and translating it into helping bridge the markets of California and Armenia. As part of the 2007 Autumn Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region Internship-Externship Program, Aydindzhyan worked as an extern with the Foundation for Economic Development. In this capacity he helped FED Executive Director,

ANC-WR Welcomes Student Human Rights Advocates to Regional Office

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) welcomed students from the Mesrobian Armenian School on Nov. 8 to the organization’s regional office. Mesrobian students had set out to walk 10 miles to the ANC-WR office in a walkathon to support community efforts regarding the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H. Res. 106).

ANC-WR Internship Focus: Clark Magnet High Student Learns About Civic Engagement through Internship with ANC-WR

GLENDALE, Calif.–As part of the 2007 Autumn Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region Internship-Externship Program, Rafi Orphali has learned a lot about civic engagement while working as a Public and Media Relations intern. While his primary responsibility as an intern was to help draft press releases covering ANC activities, he has also been in