The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale announced Monday it will hold an open design competition for a memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide to be constructed in an area surrounding the Glendale Civic Auditorium. A jury will be assembled to select the winning design; competition rules–detailed specifications–and jury members will be announced early September.
In April 2004–the memorial cornerstone was officially blessed–after the Glendale City Council decided earlier to apportion the land around the city’s Civic Auditorium.
The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale has already applied for and received the corresponding permits from the State of California to begin the project.
The monument is a gift from the Armenian community to the city of Glendale–and will serve to condemn grave injustices toward humanity–and to prevent future crimes against humanity.