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The Opposite of Silence

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in momen’s of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.’s words never rang as true as they did this week. As millions of people continued to pour into the nation’s capital on the day

The AYF Inspires

"You cannot create experience, you must undergo it." Taking Albert Camus’ truism to heart, the Armenian Youth Federation has spent the last 75 years preparing generations of leaders, giving young Armenian-Americans the opportunity to gain real world experience through service to their communities. Keeping with tradition, the organization’s Central Executive kicked off this fiscal year

Youth Corps Breakfast Marks Earthquake Anniversary

Twenty years ago, the Armenian nation suffered one of its most horrific natural disasters in modern history. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the then Soviet Armenian Republic, destroying Spitak, and severely devastating Gyumri and its surrounging towns and villages. In the end, nearly 25,000 people were killed and up to a million people left homeless.

Fall 2008 Haytoug Preview

Today, with the fall of the Soviet Union and an independent Armenian Republic, one of our leading concerns is finding ways to bolster our homeland’s statehood and development. Paramount in this concern is the need to ensure equality and a decent standard of living for the entire people of Armenia. Defending social justice and seeking

A Message from the Haytoug Editors

Envisioning and Ensuring a Just Future One of the reasons for our organization’s longevity has been our ability to adapt to the changes of our times–both in the US and the Armenian nation. In the era surrounding our creation, we focused on gathering the youth and keeping our sense of identity alive. As time went

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

AYF Celebrates 70 Prosperous Years

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Western Region celebrated the 70th anniversary of the organization with a festive gathering that took place on Sunday–May 18 at the John Anson Ford open-air Amphitheater in Los Angeles. After a flag ceremony by the Homenetmen’scouts–the national anthems of Armenia and the US were performed by Lori Partamian. Myrna

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