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ANC-WR Engages UCLA Students in Public Service Panel

Panelists Encourage Greater Participation in Government LOS ANGELES–Members of the Armenian Student Association at UCLA (UCLA ASA) gathered this past Wednesday to learn more about life in politics from a panel of Armenian Americans involved in public service. The event was co-organized by the UCLA ASA, the Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR), and

Armenian Genocide Survivor Diran Terzian Passes Away

TORONTO–One of the oldest remaining survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Diran Terzian, has passed away, the Armenian National Committee of Toronto (ANCT) reported this week, mourning the great loss and extending its deepest condolences to the Terzian family. Terzian who was a long-time member of the ARF and other Armenian organizations, an ANC activist and

Egoyan to Screen New Film on April 24

LOS ANGELES–Filmmaker Atom Egoyan will be presenting a sneak preview of his latest film, Adoration, on Friday April 24 at the Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA. The showing will begin at 7:30 pm. Egoyan will lead a discussion on the film after the screening. Adoration, written, produced and directed by Egoyan,

ANCA Endowment Fund Responds To Crew Allegations

ASHINGTON–The ANCA Endowment Fund Monday released the following statement to its donors and the general public regarding ill-informed, unsubstantiated, and incorrect allegations made in a press release earlier this year by a privately funded non-governmental organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Below is the statement: The ANCA Endowment Fund, Inc. would like

New Issue of Armenian Review Published, Two Others Forthcoming

WATERTOWN, Mass.–The fall-winter 2008 issue of “The Armenian Review” was released earlier this month. Titled “Armenians and Progressive Politics,” the issue presents Armenia and Armenians within the larger context of progressive and modern socialist politics. Edited by guest editor Dikran Kaligian, the issue features articles by Khatchik DerGhougassian, Levon Chorbajian, Ara Khanjian, Razmig B. Shirinian,

Turkey Attempted to Stifle Genocide Recognition by South Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia–Turkey’s Ambassador to Australia has attempted to prevent Australian lawmakers from recognizing as genocide the organized annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians and 350,000 Greeks during World War I, the Weekend Australian revealed on Saturday. The newspaper on Saturday reported of the attempts made by the Turkish Ambassador, Murat Ersavci, to block the government of

Annual ANCA/Genocide Intervention Network Capitol Hill Advocacy Days Set For April 22-24

Grassroots Advocacy Days | April 22-24, 2009 | Washington DC Register TODAY! WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) have teamed up, once again, for the third annual Capitol Hill advocacy campaign to encourage Congressional action to end the cycle of genocide. The three-day program, titled, “End the Cycle of

ANCA Urges Activists to Call on President, Congress to Recognize Genocide

WASHINGTON–On the eve of the April 1st arrival of Genocide Prevention Month, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Monday launched a nationwide online and print campaign urging concrete action to end the Darfur genocide and full U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Echoing Martin Luther King’s famous remarks at the Lincoln Memorial in August,

ARS Western US Celebrates 25 Years of Service

GLENDALE–A capacity group of more than 300 dignitaries, guests, community members and supporters gathered at the new Embassy Suites Hotel for an unforgettable evening  to mark the Armenian Relief Society Western US Regional Executive’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 5. Among the many distinguished guests in attendance were Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian,

ANC-OC Third Annual Walk for Remembrance Set for April 19

ORANGE COUNTY, CA–The Armenian National Committee of Orange County (ANC-OC) will host its third annual Walk for Remembrance on Sunday April 19, 2009. The event is organized in collaboration with Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic church and with the participation of over 20 organizations from Orange County. The event will begin at Saint Mary’s in Costa