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An unprecedented 200 AYF members from Montreal, Laval, Toronto, Cambridge, Vancouver, St. Catharines, as well as from the Eastern and Western United States attended the three-day seminar (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian)

AYF Tri-Regional Seminar Held in Canada

Over 200 AYF Members from Across North America Attend ‘We survived the past and will fight for our future. A United, Free Armenia.’ From May 15-18, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada hosted the biennial North American AYF Tri-Regional Seminar at Camp Kinkora in Quebec, Canada. An [more...]

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

AYF members take a group photo with Catholicos Aram I and his delegation (photo: Tamar Kanarian)

AYF-YOARF Junior Seminar 2015: ‘Look Forward, Move Forward’

Memorial Day weekend is meant to be a time to honor those who served in America’s armed forces (though for most it’s a long weekend to barbeque poolside and sleep in). For generations of Armenians across the East Coast, Memorial Day weekend is something different. We often relate it to 15-hour [more...]

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over 160 youth gathered in Yerevan for the 2015 IUSY World Council. (Photo: Patil Aslanian)

AYF Hosts Socialist Youth World Council in Yerevan

YEREVAN—More than 160 participants gathered in Yerevan May 8 at the invitation of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), the Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, for the 2015 International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) World Council. Titled “An Equal World Is [more...]

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

A protester holds a sign that reads, "#TurkeyFailed becuase I'm alive today."

Sarajian: #TurkeyFailed, but Our Work Has Just Begun

In sports, players win and lose all the time. Often you can learn more from losing than winning. When elite athletes lose, it can be demoralizing. You feel like you got punched in the gut. All the hours in the gym, the sacrifices, and effort boils down to one thing—not achieving the goal you set [more...]

May 4, 2015 // 6 Comments

The 40-foot long #NeverForget1915 banner became a tourist attraction in its own right.

AYF ER Educates New York Public on Centennial

On Sat., April 25, the Armenian Youth Federation-Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern Region took over New York City’s Bowling Green Park to educate and engage the general public about the Armenian Genocide during a busy and high-profile 100th [more...]

May 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

In a show of silent protest, the AYF youth in attendance stood up and turned their backs to the denialists.

Armenian Youth Stage Peaceful Protest against Denialists Fein, Gunter

On Sat., April 11, the Turkish-American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM) sponsored an event featuring two heavyweight Armenian Genocide deniers—Bruce Fein and Michael Gunter—at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) “Kopernik Tandourjian” Chapter and [more...]

April 26, 2015 // 5 Comments

Dzidzernagapert (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian)

A Letter to Turkey from an Armenian Youth

Dear Turkey, Growing up, the word “hate” was strictly banned by my parents. The word was rarely used unless I was feeling rebellious. I would use it when I didn’t get my way, when I didn’t understand my math homework, and it would come out especially when my grandmother would tell me about [more...]

April 21, 2015 // 14 Comments

Alissa Der Kazarian holds up her poster

Der Kazarian Wins State and District Contest for Peace Poster

Alissa Der Kazarian of Rutland, Mass., was recently honored by the Lion’s Club at their conference in Boxborough. She won the Lion’s Club district and state contest for her peace poster design. She was awarded a cash prize and presented with a framed copy of her entry. Der Kazarian’s [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Worcester vs. New Jersey

North Andover Hosts AYF-YOARF 2015 National Athletic Tournament

By Hrag Arakelian NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—This year’s AYF National Athletic Tournament (NAT) was hosted by the North Andover “Sassoun” AYF Chapter from March 6-8. It was a weekend of fellowship, entertainment, and friendly competition between Senior members of the AYF’s [more...]

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

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