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Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Biden to be Honored at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–Senator Joseph Biden will be honored with the esteemed Freedom Award at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s annual banquet on October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, announced the ANC-WR. On August 23rd, Presidential hopeful Barack Obama announced Sen. Biden as his choice for Vice Presidential candidate. "Senator Joseph

Interning for the Cause, Armine Sargsyan Gives Ghapan a Helping Hand

LOS ANGELES–As one of seven Interns for the Armenian National Committee– Western Region’s Summer 2008 Internship–Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Armine Sargsyan has immersed herself in the promotion of bilateral ties between American and Armenian cities. As an Extern for the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association (GGSCA), Sargsyan generates press and is helping organize the GGSCA

Interning for the Cause, Araz Parseghian Expands Grassroots Outreach

LOS ANGELES–As an extern with the Armenian National Committee Western Region’s 2008 Summer Internship and Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Araz Parseghian has been working with ANC’s Professional Network (ANC-PN) to organize a professional panel for current and former interns to learn about career options in Public Media and Government Affairs. Since the start of the

Rep. Speier Cosponsors Resolution on Dink Assassination

SAN MATEO, Calif.–In a meeting with Armenian American community members led by the Bay Area Armenian National Committee and the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA), Congresswoman Jackie Kanchelian Speier (CA-12) agreed to join the growing list of cosponsors of House Resolution 102, a resolution condemning the 2007 assassination of Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink in

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