The 39th Homenetmen Navasartian Games, to be held in Van Nuys, California, have taken me down memory lane, to the 1947 Olympic Games in Aleppo, Syria.
The Armenian Bar Association on Tuesday addressed a letter to James McCarthy, President of Suffolk University, expressing the organization’s opposition to the scheduled appearance as the commencement speaker Proceedings of Suffolk’s Law School, and the bestowing of an honorary Juris Doctor onto Abraham Foxman, an Armenian Genocide denier revisionist.
Hagop and Knar Manjikian, Armenian authors and activists, met with Congressman Adam Schiff at his district office in Burbank on April 5 to introduce him to the Armenian Genocide Library Collection of books they have been publishing since 2005 and to speak to him about the tragic attack on Kessab, Syria, on March 21.
The Armenian Youth Federation – Western Region hosted a town hall meeting on Wednesday at the Krikor and Mariam Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center. Hundreds were in attendance as representatives from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, the Armenian National Committee of America, the Kessab Educational Association of Los Angeles, and the Syrian-Armenian Relief Fund presented information about the recent attacks on the predominantly Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, as well as Turkey’s involvement in the occurrences.
On Wednesday, April 9, the California State Assembly Education Committee unanimously passed Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian’s bill, AB 1915, requiring the inclusion of the Armenian Genocide in the list of studied subject areas for the adopted courses of study in Social Science for 7th to 12th grades, reported the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA WR).
A newly formed Cowe Anniversary Committee, along with the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies, will honor Prof. S. Peter Cowe at its annual banquet on June 1st, marking the 30th anniversary of his research and instruction in Armenian Studies. The event will take place at The London, a landmark hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.