AYF Boston: 24 Days of Action

Greater Boston 'Nejdeh' Chapter Launches April Campaign for Armenian Genocide

BOSTON, Mass.—The AYF-YOARF Greater Boston ‘Nejdeh’ Chapter is launching 24 Days of Action, a campaign designed to raise awareness and demand justice, recognition and reparations for the Armenian Genocide. The 24 Days of Action will begin on April 1st and will conclude on April 24th. Throughout these 24 days, the organization will be highlighting events taking place in the Greater Boston community. They will be hosting various events organized by the AYF and launching social media campaigns, political lobbying efforts, demonstrations, cultural displays, forums and protests.

Day 1—Monday, April 1, 2019 Represent Armenia: Wear Armenian Genocide apparel to school/work and post on social media
Day 2—Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Social media campaign: #AgainstErdogan
Day 3—Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Social media campaign: #AgainstConsulGeneralofBoston
Day 4—Thursday, April 4, 2019 Armenian Genocide Commemoration & lecture by Dr. Helen C. Evans ‘Medieval Traditions of Commemoration, Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 7 p.m.
Day 5—Friday, April 5, 2019 Gratitude campaign for countries that have recognized Armenian Genocide
Day 6—Saturday, April 6, 2019 Social media campaign: Armenian Inventors Who Changed the World
Day 7—Sunday, April 7, 2019 Finding Our Roots: An Armenian Genealogy presentation by ARF-ER Central Committee Chair George Aghjayan, St. Stephen’s Church Hall, 1 p.m., $10 entrance fee
Day 8—Monday, April 8, 2019 Living in a Diaspora: Share your experience in the Armenian community on social media with #TurkeyFailed
Day 9—Tuesday, April 9, 2019 St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School presentation
Day 10—Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Book Presentation: Acknowledgement and Condemnation: The Trials of the Young Turks in 1919-1921 & 1926 [7:30pm, free admission, Agoump]
Day 11—Thursday, April 11, 2019 Sign a Petition for Human Rights Activism
Day 12—Friday, April 12, 2019 MA State House Commemoration (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) & poster preparation (Agoump)
Day 13—Saturday, April 13, 2019 Social media campaign: Who Said It? Share your favorite Armenian quote…
Day 14—Sunday, April 14, 2019 Attend church
Day 15—Monday, April 15, 2019 Participate in the membership video of William Saroyan (“I should like to see…”)
Day 16—Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Social media campaign: Stand Up For Your Survivor
Day 17—Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Share CHTC video—Mer Hairenik
Day 18—Thursday, April 18, 2019 Cycle Against Denial, Rev’d, 7:30 p.m.
Day 19—Friday, April 19, 2019 Letters to Trump
Day 20—Saturday, April 20, 2019 Annual Procession and Raising of the Armenian flag at the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Lowell, Mass.
Day 21—Sunday, April 21, 2019 Attend church
Day 22—Monday, April 22, 2019 Commemorating the 1.5 million lives: “This Establishment is Closed.”
Day 23—Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Protest at Harvard Square, 7 p.m.
Day 24—Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Silent Protest and Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Armenian Heritage Park, Boston

The entire Boston community is invited to come together and prove the Armenians’ call for justice has not ended. In fact, this will prove it has only just begun.

Contact the Greater Boston ‘Nejdeh’ Chapter directly with any questions and follow AYF Greater Boston ‘Nejdeh’ Chapter on Facebook for updates.

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Founded in 1933, The Armenian Youth Federation is an international, non-profit, youth organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF). The AYF-YOARF Eastern United States stands on five pillars that guide its central activities and initiatives: Educational, Hai Tahd, Social, Athletic and Cultural. The AYF also promotes a fraternal attitude of respect for ideas and individuals amongst its membership. Unity and cooperation are essential traits that allow members of the organization to work together to realize the AYF’s objectives.

1 Comment

  1. Please also remember the Annual Walk Against Genocide at 1:30 – 3:00 pm on Sunday April 28, 2019. Walk concludes at the Armenian Monument on Rose Kennedy Parkway with presentations by representatives of victimized groups.

    Paul Rabchenuk, Chairman
    Greater Boston Committee to Commemorate the Ukrainian Famine Genocide of 1932-1933 THE HOLODOMOR

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