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Activating Awareness Through Alternative Art in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly On Aug. 4, a group of activists from the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Armenia formed the Facebook group “Art + Activism”(see Best known for their cheeky cartoons and posters on Facebook, they have until recently [more...]

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

'People have a right to live in a clean environment and be healthy, to know what air they breathe and what soil they till,' says Alen Amirkhanian, director of the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and AUA CRM.

Crowdfunding Campaign to Protect Armenia from Heavy Metal Pollution

Special for the Armenian Weekly For rural mining communities in Armenia, knowledge is power, and with the support of ONEArmenia, the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining (AUA CRM) is hoping to bring invaluable knowledge to local communities. The two organizations have [more...]

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian cuts the red tape to officially open his book collection to the public while American University of Armenia President

Vartan Gregorian Donates Book Collection to AUA

YEREVAN, Armenia—On Oct. 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the official opening of his personal book collection at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Papazian Library. In recent years, Gregorian [more...]

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening.

Oxfam Launches Worker-Owned Factory in Armenia

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening. On Fri., Oct. 3, the northern Armenian town of Ayrum celebrated the opening of a brand new, 1,200-square meter fruit processing plant. With the support of Oxfam in [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

Participants of PAEF's bee-keeping program in Litchk Village, Syunik region PAEF2: Students at Glendale Community College participate in a screening of ‘Armenia's Breaking Backbone.’

New PAEF Film Highlights Destructive Mining in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly In my journey to learn more about Armenia’s environmental organizations, I attended a movie screening of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front’s (PAEF) documentary film titled, “Armenia’s Breaking Backbone.” We sat down afterwards for a question-and-answer [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Angele Manoogian receives a medal from the Artsakh Freedom Fighters Organization in Yerevan, recognizing her services during the Artsakh conflict. Making the presentation is Harmik Hovsepyan, a freedom fighter.

Artsakh Freedom Fighters Honor Angele Manoogian in Yerevan

A funny thing happened to Angele Manoogian on her way to Yerevan last month. Not only was her flight re-routed to Warsaw—that’s Poland!—but her luggage didn’t arrive until a week later. “Try living out of a carry-on and you get the picture,” she laughed, condoning such a calamity. [more...]

October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment


AUA’s Akian Art Gallery Features Paintings by Haroutune Armenian

YEREVAN—The Akian Art Gallery at the American University of Armenia (AUA) is currently showcasing a new art exhibition titled, “Colors from Armenia and Beyond,” by Dr. Haroutune Armenian. Haroutune Armenian is president emeritus of the American University of Armenia, where he served as [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments


Fuller Center Honors Genocide Martyrs by Building 100 Homes

YEREVAN—To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) recently began a project—called “Honoring 100 Years by Saving 100 Families”—that aims to build and renovate 100 homes for 100 at-risk families. Since the start of the [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

1A’s ‘Musical Sketches’ took place in Aeon, a new and progressive type of cafe in the city called an anti-cafe, where visitors pay for their time spent, rather than the food they consume, a concept originating in Moscow. (Image courtesy of Tarverdi Photography)

A Musical Detour with Yerevan’s #ONEBus

In June 2013, ONEArmenia, a for-purpose platform with community-building objectives based out of Yerevan and New York, launched a campaign to reimagine an everyday, often unpleasant, part of life in Armenia: public transportation. The result has come to be known as the #ONEBus and what started as a [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tapan believes it is important that Armenians learn the facts about GMOs

From Energy Efficiency to Environmental Education: Meet Eco-Club Tapan

Special for the Armenian Weekly This is the second in a series of six articles that feature the work of environmental organizations in Armenia. The second stop on my journey to learn more about Armenia’s environmental organizations took me to Eco-Club Tapan. As a volunteer working with the [more...]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

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