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Mark Arax to Headline Glendale Genocide Commemoration

Author and journalist Mark Arax, whose new book “West of the West” is receiving high praise from literary critics, will be delivering the keynote address on April 24 in Glendale to commemorate the 1915-1918 Armenian Genocide. On April 23, Arax will appear at the Barnes & Noble at the Americana to read from his new

ADAA Film Festival to Take Place in Boston

BOSTON–The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance is proud to present the Second Annual Armenian Film Festival at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 1 to 3. The festival celebrates Armenian culture, heritage, language and filmmakers with films ranging from the documentary to the dramatic. The festival kicks off on Friday evening, May 1st, at

Former Repatriate Applauds Diaspora Ministry Apology

For Tom Mooradian, Armenia’s apology for the cruel treatment of “Armenian repatriates” during the post-World War II years of 1946-48 was a positive sign that Yerevan seeks to correct the disastrous repatriation drive. Mooradian was a 19-year-old teenager from Detroit when he witnessed the cruel punishment endured by thousands of repatriates to Soviet Armenia in 1947. He was one of several hundred American Armenians who went to then communist-controlled Armenia.

Karapents Compilation Released; Focuses on Three Pillars of Armenian Identity

ARLINGTON, Mass.–The Armenian Cultural Foundation announced this week the release of Mtorumner [Ruminations] by Hakob Karapents. A collection of 61 articles, mostly written during the last years of his life, it focuses on three pillars shaping the Armenian identity: Armenia, Artsakh, and Diaspora, and the challenges Armenia’s as a people are facing in the 21st

Early Praise From Elie Wiesel and Others for Grigoris Balakian’s Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of The Armenian Genocide

NEW YORK–Never before in English, Armenian Golgotha is the most comprehensive and dramatic eyewitness account of the twentieth century’s first genocide. It sheds light on the Armenian Genocide as no other book has done. On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian, an Armenian Apostolic priest, was arrested along with some 250 other intellectuals and leaders of

Toronto ARF-YOC Gives Voice to Young Artists

Diversity, creativity and innovation. These have always been the hallmarks of Armenian artistic expression throughout the course of history. With a distinctly unique culture and historical experience to call upon, Armenia’s have always offered their own unique contributions to the arts in all its facets: art, music, architecture, dance, poetry, theater, photography, filmmaking, and the

Book Review: Struggle for Justice

Robert G. Koolakian’s Struggle for Justice: A Story of the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia: 1915-1920 is a welcome contribution to early Armenian American relations (Dearborn: Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan, 2008). Seminal studies for Koolakian’s work emerged from his 1967 master’s thesis, “Mr. Azadian Came to America.” The book provides details

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