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UC Divest Turkey Campaign Enters Final Phase

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—On March 14, the Divest Turkey campaign announced that it will formally begin communications with the University of California (UC) Board of Regents Office in order to discuss the divestment of the University of California’s $74 million invested in the Republic of Turkey’s [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

AYF Western U.S. Celebrates Women’s Resilience

LITTLE ARMENIA, Calif. (Asbarez)—On the occasion of International Women’s Day, community members gathered to celebrate the diversity and strength of Armenian women–past and present–during a March 5 event “Armenian Women: Resisting, Rising, and Reframing,” organized by the [more...]

March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

UCLA to host 15th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The graduate students of Armenian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently announced the 15th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies to be held on Feb. 24. The event will be held at UCLA in Royce Hall 314 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., [more...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dedicated Youth Join the ANCA-WR Winter Internship Program

  GLENDALE, Calif. – The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) announced today that is proud to welcome three dedicated and bright students, Hasmik Burushyan, Isabel Grigoryan, and Adrine Keosian to the Winter 2017 Internship Program session. The ANCA-WR announced [more...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Armenian Genocide Survivor Aleksan Markaryan Passes Away at 110

By Manuk Avedikyan It is a race against time. Armenian Genocide survivors are quickly passing away. Fortunately, we were able to speak to Aleksan Markaryan multiple times about his life during the Armenian Genocide and after. Despite his age, he was always willing and motivated to talk about his [more...]

January 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

Mesrobian High School Wins Coveted Top Mock Trial Awards

  PICO RIVERA, Calif.—The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) awarded two Senior Division Awards to Mesrobian High School Students Ani Khachigian and Anya Avedissian, who came out on top against thousands of students from over a hundred of Southern California’s largest public schools, [more...]

December 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

Khatchig Mouradian’s Armenian Genocide Class Engages Students

By Michael Rettig FRESNO, Calif. (Hye Sharzhoom)—As the Fall Semester draws to a close, students and professors reflect upon the lasting impact of the lessons they learned. With the current turmoil in Turkey and Syria as a backdrop, Dr. Khatchig Mouradian’s class on “The Armenian Genocide and [more...]

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

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