Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

Chronicle This!

It’s a long and tedious drive back from Las Vegas. Darkness has set and the red taillights wind ahead of the car like an unending ribbon twinkling in the night. Inside the car it is anything but quiet or boring. Shahane and Gayane are making a stream of phone calls, remotely trying to complete the layout of the upcoming issue of the college newspaper they co-founded, along with Arpine, four years ago while sophomores at UCLA. “Lets just do a newspaper and have all Armenians – not just UCLA Armenians – write to it and contribute to it and that’s how it started. Very randomly,” Gayane says of the original idea. At the time, she believed that students needed an outlet to express themselves in ways not available to them. “This way, students can write how they felt about our culture and how they felt about being in the Diaspora as students in a very free way without being judged for it.”

Argentina and Uruguay Communities Welcome ‘Stone Garden’ Authors

Capacity crowds turned out at Armenian community centers in the capitals of Argentina and Uruguay to hear author-photographers Matthew Karanian and Robert Kurkjian present Armenia as an eco-tourism destination and to celebrate Armenian heritage.

Athletic Prowess Tested at 36th Annual AYF Olympics

Nearly 150 members from the Armenian Youth Federation’s Western Region turned-out on Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the AYF’s 36th annual Olympic Games, hosted by the AYF’s Glendale ‘Roupen’ chapter, at the majestic seaside Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.

South Bay AYF Works With Local High School to Teach Genocide

BY ARMEN KARAPETYAN TORRANCE, South Bay–For the past three years, Torrance High School has been giving students in the South Bay area a unique opportunity to peer into the history of the Armenian Genocide through presentations from local members of the Armenian Youth Federation. This year, members of the South Bay’s AYF “Potorig” chapter visited

On April 22, UCLA Students to Mark Genocide With Look Into Its Cultural Response

Community Invited to Campus to Explore Genocide’s Impact on Armenian Art and Literature LOS ANGELES–Students and community members from across the greater Los Angeles area will have a unique opportunity this Wednesday, April 22 to explore the impact of the Armenian Genocide on art and culture in the Armenian reality. The issue is seldom given

In Little Armenia, AYF Teams with Local Hospital to Save Lives with Blood Drive

LITTLE ARMENIA–For 12 hours on Thursday, March 5, the auditorium of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was overflowing with activity, as nearly a hundred young Armenia’s poured in throughout the day to join members of the community in donating blood to the American Red Cross. A single donation of one pint of blood can help save

The State of the Diaspora

Once again, in collaboration with the Armenian Youth Federation, we are previewing the organization’s quarterly publication, Haytoug, by featuring some articles from the upcoming Spring issue. Haytoug is a magazine published by Ayf members and addresses issues of importance to Armenia’s from the keep perspective of our community’s youth. The spring 2009 issue can be

AYF Fresno Introduces Armenian Culture to a New Generation

Once every other month, Maple Creek Elementary School in Clovis, California holds a cultural education night. They do this to introduce their young students to the history and culture of the different groups of people who inhabit the Central Valley in the hopes of creating a sense of tolerance and understanding. For the month of

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