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Chamlian Students Visit AYF Hunger Strikers

On the morning of Thursday, October 8, a group of 7th and 8th grade Chamlian students had the rare experience to witness history, activism, pride, and struggle in action.

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.

Grassroots Fundraising: One Cup of Coffee at A Time

Hrag Satjian spent his Memorial Day weekend with members of his AYF chapter, selling Armenian coffee to raise money for the ANCA Endowment Fund. The one-day effort raised nearly a thousand dollars for the telethon and is a testament to the power and potential of grassroots activism.

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

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

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

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

Music, A Reflection of the Soul: A Night With Deleyaman

The music of Deleyaman appears to be a contradiction. Both ethereal and earthy, their sound is heavily rooted in the traditions of Armenian folk while embracing the mysticism of the European countryside. The unique harmony the group exudes, at times, seems alien to the ear and almost impossible to describe. Yet when listening to the music, one feels an instant connection to the rhythm and soul of their acoustics.

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