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Glendale Teacher Confronted on Xenophobic Attitude Toward Armenian-American Youth

LOS ANGELES–Dan Kimber, a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District, recently authored a commentary piece in the Glendale News Press criticizing the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) for being “un-American,” implying that the organization, with deep roots in the United States, was “out of step with the professed ideals of this country.” There are several

House Speaker Pelosi Discusses Genocide Recognition at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, CA–Representatives from the Armenian National Committee–Western Region (ANC-WR) Board, staff, supporters and former interns attended an event at the UCLA School of Law featuring US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The event, hosted by the Williams Institute, the Department of Women Studies and the Center for the Study of Women, took place on Thursday,

ANC-WR Raises of Genocide Through Commemoration Activities

Joins Community at Montebello Commemoration to Honor Armenian Genocide Victims LOS ANGELES–Several communities in the Western United States held 94th Anniversary Commemoration events last week in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR). ANC-WR Board Members and staff were invited to, and participated in, various

Community Commemorates Genocide in Pasadena

PASADENA, CA–Members of the Pasadena Armenian community gathered at the Pasadena Armenian Center this past Friday, April 17 for a solemn evening to pay respect to the victims of the Genocide The annual commemoration, hosted by the Pasadena “Nigol Touman” Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), came less than a week before the AYF’s

ANC Glendale Accepting Applications for Summer Internship

GLENDALE, CA–The Armenian National Committee’sGlendale Chapter (ANCG) announced on Monday that applications for its Internship Program’s 2009 Summer Session are now available. Interested individuals can view and download copies of the application by visiting the “For Students” section of the ANC Glendale website at “The ANC-Glendale Internship Program has opened my eyes to the

CA Governor Proclaims “Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide”

LOS ANGELES–California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has once again proclaimed the week of April 19-26 as “Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide,” the Armenian National Committee’s Western Region offices reported on Thursday. “The Armenian American community offers its deep gratitude for Gov. Schwarzenegger’s declaration and commitment to recognizing the past so that genocides will not

ANC-WR Engages UCLA Students in Public Service Panel

Panelists Encourage Greater Participation in Government LOS ANGELES–Members of the Armenian Student Association at UCLA (UCLA ASA) gathered this past Wednesday to learn more about life in politics from a panel of Armenian Americans involved in public service. The event was co-organized by the UCLA ASA, the Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR), and

ANC Activist Authors Novel on The Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) on Friday welcomed the release of the novel, Safe Harbor, a book which brings alive the story of loss and despair as a result of the Armenian Genocide.  Co-authored by ANC San Diego activist David Deranian, PhD and Leonard Howard, Safe Harbor explores family life in