NEW YORK–In less than a month, Armenia’s from around the world will board the Costa Fortuna for the 11th annual Armenian Heritage Cruise. With close to 2000 registered guests, those attending will have a variety of activities to choose from, including various cultural, educational, and social events planned throughout the week, including a presentation by the Armenian National Committee of America-Eastern Region Executive Director Karine Birazian.
On Monday, January 14 at 10:30am Birazian will be presenting a lecture entitled A Year of Firsts: Reflecting on 2007 and Future Hai Tahd Activities. The lecture will focus on the many successes and activities the ANCA is actively engaged in, including the withdrawal of genocide denier Dick Hoagland as the next US Ambassador to Armenia, the movement begun by ANC-EM to encourage local communities in Massachusetts to sever their ties with the Anti Defamation League’s No Place for Hate programs, the significant progress of genocide recognition, and much more.
"2007 has been such an exciting and overwhelming year for the ANCA,” commented Birazian. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our accomplishmen’s and future goals and projects for 2008."
Those that attend the lecture will meet and hear from ANCA Legislative Affairs Director Raffi Karakashian, Esq. & ANC WR Executive Director Antranig Kzirian Esq. Attendees will also be given a chance to win a free one-year subscription of the Armenian Weekly or Hairenik Newspaper as well.