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Mayor Villaraigosa Commemorates Armenian Genocide with Armenian American Community

LOS ANGELES–April 24, 2008 marked the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Several events took place on this solemn day and were attended by elected officials, dignitaries and members of the Armenian American Community. The community gathered at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello in the morning and continued the commemoration until the evening at

ANC-WR Activists Raise Awareness about Armenian American Issues at California Democratic Party Convention

SAN JOSE–The Armenian National Committee – Western Region attended the California Democratic Party’s annual convention which took place from March 28 to 30 in San Jose. ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian participated in the event along with local San Jose ANC activists. "What a convention! We look forward to this every year," said Haig

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Lori Keshishian

LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Lori Keshishian has developed various skills and gained vast experience within administration and development. In addition to assisting with the interns’ voter registration drive, Keshishian has taken the lead in expanding outreach for the IEP. "It has been a

ANC-WR Welcomes New Chairman Vicken Sonentz-Papazian

Los ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region this week welcomed long time activist Vicken Sonentz-Papazian as its new chairman. Originally from Watertown, Massachusetts, Papazian has been involved with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) since 1985. "I look forward to building on the impressive successes of the ANC-WR," stated Papazian. "This is a great opportunity

Community Groups Increase Support of ANC-WR

LOS ANGELES–Members of the Armenian Youth Federation from all over Southern California gathered at the ANC-WR headquarters in Glendale on March 19 to participate in the ANC-WR monthly public policy forum. This month’s workshop was presented by Glendale City Clerk, Ardashes Kassakhian and was comprised of various topics, including the importance of community activism and

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Carina Khanjian

LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Carina Khanjian has gained valuable knowledge and experience within the media and public relations field. In addition to writing press releases and building media relationships, Khanjian has also been instrumental in conducting a voter registration drive among the Armenian

Advocacy Week Generates Increased Cosponsors

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region reported that five Congressmen have recently joined in support of Darfur related legislation as cosponsors. Anti-genocide activists from numerous western states traveled to Washington to participate in a joint advocacy week organized by the Armenian National Committee of America and Genocide Intervention Network. Taking place from

ANC-WR Meets Governor Dukakis at AHC Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region joined the Greek American community Last Saturday at the American Hellenic Council’s 33rd Annual Honors Dinner Dance held at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles. ANC-WR Chairman Vicken Sonentz-Papazian, ANC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian and ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian attended the event along with ANC activists Boghos

ANC-WR Attends Luncheon honoring Assembly Speaker-Elect Karen Bass

LOS ANGELES–Several Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) board and staff members attended a luncheon honoring California Assembly Speaker ‘s Elect Karen Bass on Monday, March 17, 2008. The event took place at the Ebell of Los Angeles and was attended by hundreds of women marking this historic occasion with the newly elected California

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