'Every evening I wait in fear for my husband to come home from work and start a fight.'

60 Pairs of Shoes, 60 Victims of Domestic Violence

Special for the Armenian Weekly  A pair of modest, worn-out pumps accompanied 31-year-old Inesa’s words: “My husband always says that I’m an absurd and useless woman.” Five years after 20-year-old Zaruhi Petrosyan was beaten to death by her husband, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against [more...]

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Anahid Varadian and Garry Giragosian receiving the Spirit Award for Penny, Maro Kachadourian, and Sylvia Varadian.

The AYF Spirit Award and Then Some: Penny Giragosian

By Harry Derderian Penny Giragosian. The name says plenty. (L-R) Anahid Varadian and Garry Giragosian receiving the Spirit Award for Penny, Maro Kachadourian, and Sylvia Varadian. Simply, Penny’s awesome personality wrote an extraordinary and unparalleled mission statement for her volunteer life [more...]

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Courtyard at BPL (Photo - Sara Janjigian Trifiro)

AWWA Hosts 100th Anniversary Gala

BOSTON, Mass.—On Sat., Sept. 12, the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) celebrated its 100th Anniversary Gala at the beautiful and historic Boston Public Library. Nearly 200 people gathered in the outdoor courtyard to celebrate 100 years of service by a long history of volunteer [more...]

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Sacred Chanting from Aleppo Performed in NY

NEW YORK—Ancient Armenian chants from the Forty Martyrs (Karasoon Mangants) Armenian Church in Aleppo enveloped the Kavookjian Auditorium of the Armenian Diocese in New York on Friday evening, Sept. 18. The event was sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center. In welcoming the [more...]

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1: Chairpersons of all the committees with Steering Committee members (Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan)

Centennial Volunteers Applauded in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON—It was both an appreciative occasion and one filled with reflection for the more than 2,500 Armenians and non-Armenians from all parts of America who selflessly brought their unique efforts to the 3-day monumental activities of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in [more...]

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Nune Yesayan and Sibil to Perform in NJ Oct. 24

ENGLEWOOD, N.J.—Singers Nune Yesayan and Sibil are converging in New Jersey for a major concert on Oct. 24. Sibil and Nune Yesayan The event, organized by Hamazkayin under the auspices of Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora, will be held at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), one of New [more...]

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St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School was awarded for having formed the largest walk team(Photo: ABMDR)

New England Community Joins Forces in Support of ABMDR Walkathon

Fourth Annual Walk of Life Mobilizes Youth, Numerous Organizations WATERTOWN, Mass.—Close to 250 New Englanders took part in the walkathon of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) on Sept. 26 in a strong show of grassroots support for the organization’s life-saving mission. The fourth [more...]

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After the program, a copy of the new book was procured by the committee and donated to the Racine Public Library.

Racine Program by Photographer Hawk Khatcherian Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

By L.A. Saryan RACINE, Wis.—The Wisconsin Armenian community enjoyed a fascinating educational afternoon with internationally renowned Armenian photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian on Sept. 12. Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian Hawk visited Racine to introduce his new book, 100: 1915-2015, a two [more...]

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Peter Balakian

Balakian to Speak at Stone Hill College and Redwood Library in October

Peter Balakian Peter Balakian will deliver the annual Kenneally Lecture at Stonehill College in Easton Massachusetts on Tues., Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute Auditorium. Balakian will discuss his award-winning memoir Black Dog of Fate and the transmission of trauma across generations. [more...]

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