Category: California

IWitness Launches Armenian Genocide Resource Page

IWitness Launches Armenian Genocide Resource Page

LOS ANGELES — All of the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation’s educational resources about the Armenian Genocide can now be found on the IWitness website that launched on April 17, one week before the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On the new IWitness Armenia page, educators can find 36 clips of testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s […]

$20 Million Gift Creates Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

$20 Million Gift Creates Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

LOS ANGELES — The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law has received a $20 million gift to launch a new institute that will serve as a national hub for human rights education and advocacy. The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law will be generously supported by proceeds from the […]

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

The two comedians from Armenia write and perform their own satirical news show, called “ArmComedy,” three times a week on the ArmNews TV channel. They have had many prominent guests on their show, including Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, various Armenian ministers and politicians, including opposition figures, filmmakers, singers and even American comedian Conan O’Brien during […]

Author Dawn MacKeen Speaks on Armenian Genocide at Newport Beach City Council

Author Dawn MacKeen Speaks on Armenian Genocide at Newport Beach City Council

By Mihran Toumajan NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — On April 11, Armenian Assembly of America Western Region office joined author and award-winning investigative journalist, Dawn Anahid MacKeen, at the City Council of Newport Beach. MacKeen delivered the city council session’s invocation and educated councilmembers, as well as the audience in attendance, on the Armenian Genocide. MacKeen was […]

Orange County Recognizes and Commemorates April 24 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Orange County Recognizes and Commemorates April 24 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — During last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairwoman Michelle Steel of the Orange County Board of Supervisors recognized and commemorated April 24 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.  This will be the second year the County of Orange will officially recognize and commemorate those who perished during the Armenian Genocide from 1915 […]

Master Musician Richard Hagopian to Present Lecture on Oud Performance

Master Musician Richard Hagopian to Present Lecture on Oud Performance

FRESNO — Richard Hagopian, an internationally-recognized master of the oud, will present a lecture titled “Melodic and Rhythmic Considerations in Oud Performance” on Thursday April 27, at 4 p.m., in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. This public event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance and Film Series, the Music […]

Author, Human-Rights Lawyer Fethiye Çetin to speak at Fresno State on ‘Echo of Silence’

Author, Human-Rights Lawyer Fethiye Çetin to speak at Fresno State on ‘Echo of Silence’

FRESNO — Author and human-rights lawyer Fethiye Çetin (Istanbul, Turkey), will speak on “Echo of Silence” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at the Berberian Social Hall of St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First St. The lecture is being held as part of the commemorative activities associated with the 102nd Anniversary of the […]

Banner Unfurled at Bay Bridge to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Banner Unfurled at Bay Bridge to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

SAN FRANCISCO (San Francisco Chronicle) — Drivers headed into San Francisco over the Bay Bridge got a world history lesson without even asking Monday, April 3, when a huge banner commemorating the 1915 Armenian Genocide was displayed above the mouth of the Treasure Island Tunnel. For the third consecutive year, the 70-foot-by-10-foot banner was unfurled on […]