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AYF Lecture Highlights The Long Struggle for Workers’ Rights

The eight-hour day, sick leave, paid vacation, maternity leave, elimination of child labor, overtime pay, minimum wage laws, and even the weekend—these are just a few of the many benefits that society enjoys today thanks to the struggle of workers and the untold sacrifices of the American labor movement.

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).

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.

Glendale Teacher Confronted on Xenophobic Attitude Toward Armenian-American Youth

LOS ANGELES–Dan Kimber, a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District, recently authored a commentary piece in the Glendale News Press criticizing the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) for being “un-American,” implying that the organization, with deep roots in the United States, was “out of step with the professed ideals of this country.” There are several

Thousands Protest Obama’s Retreat From Pledge at Turkey’s Consulate in LA

Community Urges Administration to Correct Policy on Genocide          LOS ANGELES–Over 10,000 people demonstrated at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, demanding an end to Turkey’s ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide and voicing sharp disappointment at US President Barack Obama for breaking his campaign pledge to properly recognize

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 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

AYF Leads Discussion on Genocide with Students at Lakewood High

LAKEWOOD, CA–Hundreds of tenth and eleventh grade history students gathered in the Lakewood High School Library on Monday to participate in a discussion on genocide with members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF). The discussion covered a range of issues, from the basic history of the Armenian Genocide to how its denial put into motion

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