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ANC-WR Educates a New Generation on the Importance of the Media

LOS ANGELES’s The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region held its first monthly Public Policy Forum, a new series that was created to help young Armenian Americans understand and appreciate the importance of engaging government and media. The first forum focused on the role of American media in defining Armenian American issues, and took place

ANC-WR to Help Educate Thousands on Armenian Heritage Cruise

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region is pleased to report that its Executive Director Antranig Kzirian will join with the ANC-ER Executive Director Karine Birazian and ANCA Legislative Affairs Director Raffi Karakashian on the 11th Annual Armenian Heritage Cruise to provide educational briefings during the week of January 14. Kzirian, Birazian and Karakashian

ASAs Host ANC Media Outreach and Advocacy Workshop

LOS ANGELES–Reprsentatives from nearly a dozen college campuses throughout southern California on Jan 5 attended a media outreach and advocacy workshop presented by the Armenian National Committee-Western Region. Hosted by the Armenian Student Association and Armenian Graduate Student Association at UCLA on the UCLA campus, student leaders and activists took the opportunity to learn more

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 Internship Focus: PCC Student Learns Grassroots Organization through Internship with ANC

GLENDLAE, Calif.– Marie Ghanime has had her hands on a little bit of everything while working as an intern with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region these past couple of months. An Administration and Development Intern for the 2007 Autumn Session of the ANC-WR’s Internship-Externship Program, Ghanime has done everything from helping database articles about the

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,