GLENDALE—The All-Armenian Student Association calls on all college and university students to participate in the March for Justice on April 24 in Los Angeles. As the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide approaches, it is imperative that college students join the ranks of community members in commemorating the 1.5 million victims of the genocide and demanding the recognition of the atrocities rightfully as genocide.
Colleges have traditionally been the incubators of social and political change. Thereby, the participation of students, as the representatives of their respective institutions, is integral in advancing this effort. The All-ASA strongly urges all students to join this unitary effort to bring people of different backgrounds together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Participants will gather at 10:00 am in the Little Armenia area of Hollywood, CA. The march will begin at the corner of Western and Sunset Boulevard. Participants will march in solidarity for six miles to the Turkish Consulate in the Wilshire District, where they will protest the inheritor Turkish government’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide. Participants are encouraged to wear black or purple during the march.
The Armenian Genocide Centennial committee has also launched a social media campaign that encourages individuals to record a short video stating why they will be marching for justice on April 24th. To participate, individuals can record a short video and post it on any social media account, using the hashtags #MarchForJustice and #ArmenianGenocide.
The All-Armenian Student Association is an umbrella organization that unites the various Armenian-interest student groups. The purpose of the All-ASA is to provide a forum for exchange between the various organizations to encourage leadership, scholarship, culture, and advocacy. As the unitary voice for college students in the Armenian community, the All-ASA facilitates as a medium for networking with academic programs, leadership development initiatives, and community projects.