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What Armenian Americans Think about Obama

On May 12, I wrote an article titled “Obama Alienates Armenian Americans,” in which I presented the reaction of Armenian leaders and commentators to what the community views as the continuous stream of blows from the Obama Administration in recent weeks. In the two days following the posting of the article on the Armenian Weekly website, many readers posted their views on Obama’s “betrayals” and their suggestions about the road ahead.

AYF Bike-a-Thon Marks Armenian Genocide Anniversary

More than 250 community members took part in an 11-mile bike-a-thon Saturday to commemorate the Armenian Genocide in a unique event organized by the Armenian Youth Federation San Fernando Valley Sardarabad chapter.

Justice, Dignity, and Security: The Manifold Reasons Why Reparations Are Necessary

When it comes to discussion of the Armenian Genocide, there is one topic that has, for far too long, been the proverbial “elephant in the room.”  Although the topic is on virtually everyone’s mind, it tends to be left largely unaddressed or ignored for one reason or another. This topic is, of course, that of

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

Pitfalls and Possibilities: Armenian-Turkish Relations Explored

BIG PINES, CA–The past, present, and future of Armenian-Turkish relations were the focus of a three day seminar on March 20-22 that brought some 70 young Armenian Americans to the Armenian Youth Federation’s campgrounds in Big Pines, California. The seminar covered a broad range of issues related to the current push to normalize ties between

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

AYF Zartonk to Hold Fundraiser for Youth Corps Program

The Crescenta Valley ‘Zartonk’ Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation will be hosting a lounge night fundraiser on Saturday March 28 as part of a large scale effort by the organization’s nine Southern California chapters to raise funds for the AYF’s Youth Corps program in Armenia.

The Armenian Enlightenment Explored at AYF Quiz Bowl

CRESCENTA VALLEY, CA–The Armenian Center in Crescenta Valley was teeming with excitement on Saturday, March 14, as members from the Armenian Youth Federation came together in the center’s hall to compete in what has become the most anticipated educational event on the AYF’s yearly calendar. Dubbed the "4th Annual Biggest Quiz Bowl in AYF History,"

Youth Turn Out in Droves for Community Educational

PASADENA, CA–As part of its ongoing commitment to popular education within the community and, especially, among the youth, the Pasadena “Nigol Touman” chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation held the latest installment in its lecture series this past Sunday, March 15, at the Pasadena Armenian Center. The guest speaker for the evening was Senya Lubisich,

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

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