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ARF Western US Hosts Diaspora Minister

GLENDALE–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Western US Central Committee hosted Armenia’s newly-appointed Diaspora Minister Hranoush Hakopyan during a reception Friday evening at the Peshekerian Center. In welcoming Hakopyan to the center, ARF Western US Central Committee chairman Avedik Izmirlian said the creation of a ministry that directly deals with the Diaspora was very encouraging and expressed

Putting People Above Profit: An Interview with Dr. Ara Khanjian

For its Fall issue, the Armenian Youth Federation’s Haytoug publication sat down with Dr. Ara Khanjian for a candid discussion on the socio-economic realities in Armenia and how the nation could overcome the challenges that have relegated many of the country’s population to a life of poverty and social inequality. Dr. Khanjian is a Professor

AYF Youth Corps to Mark Earthquake Anniversary with Gyumri Fundraiser

December 7 marks the 20th anniversary of the Gyumri Earthquake. The 7.2 magnitude quake destroyed Spitak, and severely devastated Gyumri and its surrounding towns and villages, killing 25,000 people and leaving up to a million homeless. The earthquake sent shockwaves throughout Armenia and her Diaspora, initiating one of the largest humanitarian efforts to Armenia. Although

Pasadena ANC Welcomes New Executive Director

PASADENA,CA–The Armenian National Committee of Pasadena (ANC of Pasadena) recently welcomed community activist Ishkhan Boghossian as its Executive Director. Boghossian, who has been an activist in Pasadena’s Armenian American community for nearly a decade, will take a leading role in building on the organization’s impressive grassroots efforts across the City of Pasadena. "We are excited

Karabakh President Visits US, Meets with ANC-ER Ahead of Telethon

BOSTON–The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic arrived at the central headquarters of the Armenian Relief Society in Boston Wednesday where he met with representatives from the Armenian National Committee’s Eastern Region Offices for talks on the development of Artsakh-Diaspora relations. President Bako Sahakian’s visit comes ahead of this year’s Armenia Fund Telethon, which will take

Montebello AYF Celebrates 50 Years of Community Involvement

  By Christina Issa MONTEBELLO, CA–One of the Armenian Youth Federation’s oldest chapters in the western United States, Montebello’s “Vahan Cardashian,” celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 15, marking simultaneously the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Youth Federation in America. These twin anniversaries were commemorated with an all-AYF alumni reunion, a

AYF Confronts Denial at Long Beach Ataturk Celebration; Revealing Patterns in Turkish Activity

LONG BEACH, CA–Questions about Turkey’s human rights record and denial of the Armenian Genocide hampered an annual gala in Long Beach marking the founding of the Turkish Republic on Saturday, October 25, when over 50 activists from the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) demonstrated outside the hotel hosting the celebration in protest of the republic’s contentious

ANC, AYF Team Up to Help Voters Get Out the Vote

ENCINO, CA –The Armenian National Committee of the West San Fernando Valley (ANC-WSFV) and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Sardarabad Chapter are working together to urge all registered Armenia’s to vote in the upcoming general election. Dozens of young activists in the San Fernando Valley are working together through the ANC and AYF to contact

ANC, AYF Team Up to Help Voters Get to the Polls on November 4th

ENCINO, CA –The Armenian National Committee of the West San Fernando Valley (ANC-WSFV) and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Sardarabad Chapter are working together to urge all registered Armenia’s to vote in the upcoming general election. Dozens of young activists in the San Fernando Valley are working together through the ANC and AYF to contact

Armenian Youth Federation Demonstrates Against Gala Honoring Ataturk

LONG BEACH, CA–Over 50 members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) converged around the perimeter of the Long Beach Hilton Hotel Saturday night to demonstrate in protest of an annual banquet honoring the establishment of the modern Turkish republic and its founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Hosted by the Association of Turkish Americans of Southern

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