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Another World is Possible: An Interview with Khatchik DerGhougassian

In an exclusive interview with Haytoug, Khatchik DerGhougassian, a professor of International Relations at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, discusses the social, economic and political challenges plauging the 21st century and, with a focus on Armenia, outlines the potential for progressive movements to change the status quo, both locally and globally.

Demonstrators Remind Obama of Broken Promises to Recognize Genocide

On Wednesday May 27, hundreds gathered around the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California to remind the President of his broken promise as he hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser. Joining them were hundreds of other activists demonstrating for gay rights and an end to the war in Iraq and torture.

AYF Blueprint for Progress Series to Kick Off With Lecture on Organized Labor by Dr. Ara Khanjian

The history of organized labor in the United States and the Armenian experience within that movement will be the topic of the first in a series of community lectures hosted by the Armenian Youth Federation’s Crescenta Valley Zartonk chapter. The series, dubbed “Blueprint for Progress,” will kick off with a discussion by Dr. Ara Khanjian this Sunday, May 17, at 6 pm, at the Crescenta Valley Armenian Center (2633 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA, 91020).

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

Community Commemorates Genocide in Pasadena

PASADENA, CA–Members of the Pasadena Armenian community gathered at the Pasadena Armenian Center this past Friday, April 17 for a solemn evening to pay respect to the victims of the Genocide The annual commemoration, hosted by the Pasadena “Nigol Touman” Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), came less than a week before the AYF’s

On April 24, Thousands to Demand End to Cycle of Genocide at Turkish Consulate

As Obama Seeks To Stop Genocide in Darfur, Calls Intensify for Affirmation of Turkey’s Genocide of Armenians LOS ANGELES – The United States has the best chance in a generation to help end the cycle of genocide and recommit the world to the noble and necessary cause of a future without genocide. Inspired by this

Armenian Youth to Revitalize Streets of Hollywood in 6th Annual Little Armenia Beautification Project

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Youth Federation is gearing up for its sixth annual Little Armenia Beautification Project when hundreds of volunteers are expected to mobilize in an effort to comb the streets of Hollywood, to clean up and beautify the Little Armenia region of Los Angeles. The cleanup will take place on Sunday, March 29. The

Student Activists Face Down Azerbaijan’s Propaganda Machine

NORTHRIDGE, CA–Students and human rights activists recently attended a talk by Consul General of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov held Wednesday at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), the Armenian National Committee Reported The lecture, organized at the requested of Suleymanov, was titled “The Geopolitics of Energy Security in Eurasia, Central Asia, Europe and America,” and served as a

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

AYF Partners with Hollywood Presbyterian for March 5 Blood Drive

LOS ANGELES–Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) has partnered with the American Red Cross and Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) along with other community organizations for a large-scale blood drive that will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the hospital’s auditorium, 8am to 8pm. "A single blood donation can help save the lives of up

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