Articles by Michelle Hagopian

About Michelle Hagopian (33 Articles)
Michelle Hagopian is the chairwoman of AYF-YOARF Central Executive. She has served as the executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Region.

My Week in Review: Karabagh and AYF Junior Seminar

ANCA Desk Last week, Louisiana became the fourth state in the U.S. to recognize the Republic of Nagorno Karabagh (Artsakh) as a free, independent nation. The Louisiana State Senate adopted a resolution that urged the U.S. president and Congress to support Artsakh’s self-determination and [more...]

June 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

H. Res. 227: Why You Should Care and How You Can Help

ANCA Desk If you haven’t already heard, the ANCA partnered with several of our friends in Congress to introduce House Resolution 227: the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution. The resolution was introduced by Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Frank [more...]

May 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mark Your Calendars for the ANCA-ER Banquet in Philly

Save the date! The 7th annual ANCA Eastern Region (ER) Banquet is going to be hosted in Philadelphia on Sat., Oct. 12, at the Hilton Doubletree Philadelphia hotel. This year’s banquet is sure to be an exciting event in center-city Philly, just 10 months after an exceptional 2012 banquet held in [more...]

May 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

New ANCA of Missouri Marks Progress in Eastern Region

ANCA Desk On April 28, the ANCA Eastern Region expanded its presence in the Midwest with the announcement of the newly formed ANCA of Missouri. The announcement was made at the St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church genocide commemoration event in Granite City, Ill., to a crowd of 85 people. The new [more...]

May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

ANCA Desk: Combatting the Gulen Movement in Lancaster

This week, I would like to highlight the efforts of a dear friend to the Armenian cause, Rev. Susan Minasian, the interfaith chaplain of the Franklin & Marshall College who was instrumental in fighting a proposal to open a Gulen charter school in Lancaster, Pa. Minasian Gulen schools were first [more...]

May 3, 2013 // 53 Comments

ANCA Desk: Lowell April 24 Event Sends Powerful Message

I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the ANC of Merrimack Valley’s Armenian Genocide commemoration event on Sat., April 20. Even though I’ve lived in Massachusetts since September, this was my first visit to Lowell. A quick 30-minute drive from Watertown, I soon found myself [more...]

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

ANCA Desk: Maine NKR Victory Symbolizes Progress, Hope

On April 10, the Maine state legislature unanimously passed a resolution that recognized the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR) and called on both the U.S. president and Congress to support the NKR. The resolution was spearheaded by Rep. Scott Hamann, a respected member of the state legislature [more...]

April 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

ANCA Desk: Why Our Milestones Matter

As Armenians, we know the significance of the Armenian Genocide and how it still affects us 98 years later. Most of us are taught from day one that we must never forget what happened, never forget the lives lost, never forget to fight for justice. In some ways, it can seem we are too one-track [more...]

April 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

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ANCA Desk: Encouraging Attendance at Capitol Hill Genocide Observance

As the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches, you’re probably already aware of what events are scheduled for your local community to commemorate the 1.5 million Armenians lost. Each diasporan community does something different, but the intent is always the same: Remember our past, [more...]

April 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

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ANCA Desk: Hosting a Vigil for April 24

April 24 is rapidly approaching, and it’s not too late to begin thinking about how to get your local ANC involved with planning an event. A common route Armenian organizations, especially the ANCA, use is to hold a vigil in front of a government building, church, or other significant landmark. [more...]

March 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

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