Norik Astvatsaturov showing his ‘mettle’ with metal art.

Norik and Irina Astvatsaturov: From Baku with Art

WAHPETON, N.D.—Like their name, Norik and Irina Astvatsaturov praise God for their artistic talent every day. They also thank the Lord above for keeping their family safe and secure during the turmoil they faced in Azerbaijan. As proud Armenians from Baku, their faith and family show no [more...]

June 8, 2015 // 6 Comments


ANC of Wisconsin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

MADISON, Wis.—The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Wisconsin paid tribute to the more than 1.5 million lives lost in the Armenian Genocide with a reception and program at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Wed., April 22. ANC-WI chairperson Dr. Ani Saryan The purpose of the event, [more...]

May 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Protestors marching up Chicago’s famed Michigan Ave. en route to the Turkish Consulate (Photo: Tina Tcholakian)

Thousands Gather in Chicago to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

Armenians from across the Chicago area and from the neighboring states of Wisconsin and Indiana converged on Chicago’s Daley Plaza for a program to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Fri., April 24. The crowd swelled to nearly 2,000 as Armenians were joined by a large number [more...]

May 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Children holding the Centennial banner at the Racine Prayer Vigil, with Rev. Fr. Yeprem Kelegian (far right) and Rev. Daron Stepanian (holding cross).

Wisconsin Community Gathers for Prayer Vigil for Genocide Victims

By Levon A. Saryan RACINE, Wisc.—Rain threatened at Monument Square in downtown Racine as over 200 Armenians and friends, carrying white wooden crosses, gathered for an interdenominational prayer vigil in honor of the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and other genocides over the past [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Participants of 'Crossing the Centennial' conference

UNL Hosts Centennial Conference

  LINCOLN, Neb.—On the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) on March 19-20 hosted a two-day international conference entitled, “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated,” at the Wick Alumni [more...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments


Colorado Announces Genocide Centennial Events

World Premiere of ‘I AM ALIVE’ Musical and Unveiling of Colorado State Capitol ‘Khatchkar’ DENVER, Colo.—Armenians of Colorado, Inc. (AOC), in cooperation with local and national organizations, recently announced the April 2015 events in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the [more...]

April 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

Zanoyan and Campbell

ARS ‘Maro’ Chapter Hosts Town Hall on Human Trafficking

By Georgi-Ann Oshagan DETROIT, Mich.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) “Maro” Chapter of Greater Detroit hosted a town hall meeting to learn and explore the dynamics of human trafficking in Michigan, Armenia, and throughout the former Soviet Union and Middle East. The event was held on Feb. [more...]

March 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

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