Category: Michigan

Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

By Amanda Berger DEARBORN, Mich. — The second annual Armenian Genealogy Conference was held at the University of Michigan—Dearborn on March 18 with related events being held at all the Detroit Armenian community centers throughout the weekend. The conference was sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and co-sponsored by the Cultural Society […]

Genealogy Conference to Be Held in Detroit

Genealogy Conference to Be Held in Detroit

DETROIT — Last year, the first-ever Armenian Genealogy Conference was held in Watertown. Following up on its overwhelming success, a second conference will be held this year from Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, in Detroit. The weekend-long conference will be sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. This event is […]

Detroit Welcomes Shoah Foundation Leader

Detroit Welcomes Shoah Foundation Leader

DETROIT — On Tuesday, October 18, St. John Church of Southfield hosted Dr. Stephen Smith of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. Smith is the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education; he visited the St. John Church and the adjacent Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum. Smith, accompanied by Susie Hovsepian (of the Beatrice and Remont […]

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Governor’s Council on Genocide Holocaust Education

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Governor’s Council on Genocide Holocaust Education

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder last week announced the initial appointments to the Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. The council consists of 15 members appointed by the governor. The Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education was created to promote, within schools and the general population of Michigan, implementation of genocide education […]

Michigan Students Will Be Learning about Genocide

Michigan Students Will Be Learning about Genocide

By Lori Higgins DETROIT (Detroit Free Press) — Starting this school year, it will be mandatory for Michigan schools to add lessons about genocide to the social studies curriculum for grades 8-12, particularly teachings about the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. The mandate is part of bipartisan legislation that received near-unanimous support when the Legislature approved it in May. […]

Armenia Fest: Oakland County’s Premier Ethnic Festival

Armenia Fest: Oakland County’s Premier Ethnic Festival

ROYAL OAKS, Mich. — A perfect summer night and a rich collage of Armenian culture greeted guests as they arrived at the Royal Oak Farmers Market for the 9th Annual Armenia Fest, on July 16. Live Armenian folk and contemporary music from the Armenia Fest All-Star Band under the direction of Vaughn Masropian provided the perfect […]

Detroit TCA Welcomes Rev. Jebejian to Community

Detroit TCA Welcomes Rev. Jebejian to Community

BLOOMFIELD, Mich. — On Thursday, June 23, Edmond and Nora Azadian opened their  home on behalf of Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) to host a dinner welcoming the new Priest at St. John Armenian Church, the Very Rev. Aren Sarkis Jebejian to the community. Members from the local chapter attended and enjoyed an opportunity to speak with […]

Michigan Governor Signs Bill on Teaching Armenian Genocide

Michigan Governor Signs Bill on Teaching Armenian Genocide

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan students will now learn more about genocides such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide in social studies classes under legislation signed on June 14 by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Our next generation of leaders needs to have the wherewithal to recognize and help prevent widespread harm to their fellow men and […]