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Americana Agrees to Advertise ‘Architects of Denial’

GLENDALE, Calif. (Asbarez)—Moments ago, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Glendale chapter received a letter from Caruso Affiliated Executive Vice President of Operations Jackie Levy, condemning “violence and atrocities of any form anywhere in the world, including the Armenian Genocide that has impacted the lives of Armenians in our community.” The letter also states that Caruso Affiliated will work with the producers of “Architects of Denial” and the City of Glendale in an effort to display the advertisement at the Americana at Brand, at no cost to the producers.

The Americana at Brand (Photo: Fourbyfourblazer)

ANCA-Glendale welcomed the important—albeit tardy—response as the first step in addressing a larger issue of insensitivity toward the Armenian-American community and lack of outreach and understanding.

“We look forward to working with Americana at Brand and Caruso Affiliated to further address the community’s needs and develop a positive and constructive relationship moving forward. We especially want to thank the grassroots in our community who rose to the occasion by making our collective concerns heard on a larger scale. This outcome shows that when the community is activated, decision-makers will hear its voice,” read a part of a statement released by ANCA-Glendale.

The theatrical poster for ‘Architects of Denial’ (Photo: Preserving Humanity Films)

The organization went on to say that it was grateful to elected officials, specifically State Senator Anthony Portantino, who joined the Armenian community’s efforts. ANCA-Glendale also thanked members of the Glendale City Council who supported its position, as well as U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian for “responding to the call for action and providing their staunch support that made this possible.”

ANCA-Glendale will hold its scheduled press conference on Aug. 17, at 11 a.m PDT (2 p.m. ET), on the green at the Americana at Brand to further discuss this issue. Follow Asbarez on Facebook for live coverage.

9 Comments on Americana Agrees to Advertise ‘Architects of Denial’

  1. Its a brilliant win by the community for our cause and nation.

  2. Thanks to Harut Sassounian for his great work on this.

  3. provided that they completely accept to work with Armenians on the acceptance of Armenian Genocide and have the Genocide advertisements to be placed in their galleries

  4. avatar Richard Hamasian // August 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm // Reply

    Congratulations, great grassroots work.

  5. avatar George Mirzayans // August 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm // Reply

    Honestly.
    I wouldn’t even acknowledge them at this juncture.
    Sort of like someone not accepting you into their homes because they don’t like you and then all of a sudden change their mind they had to be told that your not so bad.
    TOO LATE.

  6. Good decision, but it should have never been rejected in the first place. It is a advertisement for a documentary of the first state sponsored genocide in modern times. it pains me to know that a documentary on the Jewish holocaust would have never been rejected. Again, this is a reminder that talk of ‘rights and justice’ in this country are mere words or lipservice. Power and influence are what really controls this country. Not right and wrong.

  7. Thanks and Bravo!!! to all armenian hairenakizner of Glendale

  8. Oh my dear God, thank you immensely. I am so happy. Bravo to everyone for their continued efforts on this matter and other issues regarding Armenian rights. I am specially grateful to our American/American brothers and sisters:) I am an American citizen, so am considered an American/Armenian. Therefore I created the term American/American for any American citizen who is not from an Armenian background:) God bless you all

  9. NEVER forget this. This will happen again. These people who run this mall are NOT our friends and should be treated as such. The ONLY reason they “allowed” Turkish truths to be put forward is because of Armenian activism. Unite as one Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora. Its the ONLY ANSWER. All else are traitors.

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