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Interning for the Cause: Mikael Kourinian Gets a Taste of Government Affairs

As a participant in the Armenian National Committee–Western Region’s 2008 Summer Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Mikael Kourinian has gained a vast amount of knowledge about various Armenian American issues. Specializing in community and government affairs, Kourinian will assist with the California High School compliance with curriculum requiremen’s educating students about the Armenian Genocide. “Through my

How it All Began: A First-Person Perspective from the Founders of Asbarez

In 1978, the Armenian Review dedicated one of its issues to the 70th anniversary of Asbarez. In it were two gems we discovered while producing this 100th anniversary edition–the English translation of two articles written by Abraham K. Seklemian, the first editor of Asbarez and the assistant editor at the time, Hovannes Kabadyan, who would later take the editorial responsibilities.

Interning for the Armenian Cause, College Student Learns Skills of PR

As one of five Interns for the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s Summer 2008 Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Amy Kaladzhyan has gained valuable knowledge and experience within the public and media relations field. In addition to building media relationships, Kaladzhyan writes feature articles and press releases spotlighting ANC activists and various organizations. In past

Ashkhen Pilavjian to Rreceive Legacy Award at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) is set to welcome long time supporter and activist Ashkhen Pilavjian to receive the Legacy Award at its 24th Annual Banquet for her years of dedication to the organization. The ANC-WR’s Annual Banquet will be held on October 12, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

ANCA-WR and Cong. Berman Discuss Genocide Denial in Universities

VAN NUYS, CA–Members of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) met with long time friend and supporter Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA-28) on August 5, 2008 to discuss current issues relating to the Armenian American community. Congressman Berman’serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA). "The Armenian American community

The Genocide Education Project: Working to Educate the Educators

LOS ANGELES’sFor the last few years, one non-profit organization has been successfully fighting what many less than a decade ago thought would be an uphill battle. The Genocide Education Project, formed in 2005, has been working, in its own capacity, to prevent future genocides by educating the educators, making sure that those who teach future

Armenian Consul General Hosts ANC-WR Interns and Externs

LOS ANGELES–Consul General of the Republic of Armenia Armen Liloyan on July 30 hosted seven participants of the summer session of the Armenian National Committee Western Region Internship-Externship Program along with ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian. This visit gave an opportunity for the young and eager group of interns and externs to gain insight

Members of Congress to Serve as Honorary Chairs of ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee–Western Region reported Tuesday that a number of prominent Legislators and Armenian American Officials will be serving as Honorary Chairs for the ANC-WR 24th Annual Banquet. The ANC-WR’s Annual Banquet will be held on October 12, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Members of Congress serving as

ANC-WR Interns and Externs Lead key Initiatives

LOS ANGELES–Armenian National Committee – Western Region Internship-Externship Program participants have reached the mid-point of the 2008 Summer Session. Working at the ANC-WR offices in Glendale, CA and in the field, the program participants have accomplished a great deal in the past several weeks including voter registration and community outreach across the greater Los Angeles

Bay Area, Oregon and Washington ANC Chapters Host Town Hall Meetings

GLENDALE–Local Armenian National Committee chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oregon and Washington State held Town Hall meetings last weekend to discuss various grassroots issues on the ANC agenda. Having prioritized community outreach as a major objective in advancing the Armenian Cause, the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) strives to meet with

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