Author Archives: Serouj Aprahamian

AYF Lecture Highlights The Long Struggle for Workers’ Rights

The eight-hour day, sick leave, paid vacation, maternity leave, elimination of child labor, overtime pay, minimum wage laws, and even the weekend—these are just a few of the many benefits that society enjoys today thanks to the struggle of workers and the untold sacrifices of the American labor movement.

Justice, Dignity, and Security: The Manifold Reasons Why Reparations Are Necessary

When it comes to discussion of the Armenian Genocide, there is one topic that has, for far too long, been the proverbial “elephant in the room.”  Although the topic is on virtually everyone’s mind, it tends to be left largely unaddressed or ignored for one reason or another. This topic is, of course, that of

Columbia Students Host Distinguished Genocide Panel

In an effort to pay tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide and inspire vigilance against such atrocities, both past and present, the Armenian Student Association of Columbia University hosted a distinguished panel lecture this past Thursday, April 9. Over 200 students, faculty and local community members were in

Youth Corps Breakfast Marks Earthquake Anniversary

Twenty years ago, the Armenian nation suffered one of its most horrific natural disasters in modern history. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the then Soviet Armenian Republic, destroying Spitak, and severely devastating Gyumri and its surrounging towns and villages. In the end, nearly 25,000 people were killed and up to a million people left homeless.

Putting People Above Profit: An Interview with Dr. Ara Khanjian

For its Fall issue, the Armenian Youth Federation’s Haytoug publication sat down with Dr. Ara Khanjian for a candid discussion on the socio-economic realities in Armenia and how the nation could overcome the challenges that have relegated many of the country’s population to a life of poverty and social inequality. Dr. Khanjian is a Professor

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