Young Diasporans Keeping Our Culture Alive, One Song at a Time

Ten bold, black letters of the Armenian alphabet are etched across Razmik Tchakmakian’s left upper arm, the letters comprising a powerful word that has been central to the plight of Armenians and significant to our endurance as a people: Veradznoont, or rebirth. Above it rests a symbol of [more...]

June 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Toronto Commemorates Genocide

A scene from the commemoration TORONTO, Canada—In commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, more than 600 members of the Canadian-Armenian community of Toronto, joined by a number of prominent political and community guests, gathered at the Armenian Community Center on [more...]

April 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

AYF Canada Rallies Against Environmental Violations in Armenia

TORONTO, Ontario—On June 10, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada “Simon Zavarian” Chapter hosted an information session in Toronto regarding recent environmental and social rights violations in Armenia. The event focused on the deforestation of the Teghut forest and the illegal [more...]

June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

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Zarakolu, Zoryan Collaborate in Turkish Publication of German Archives

TORONTO—Ragip Zarakolu, a publisher in Istanbul and a renowned champion of human rights, has collaborated with the Zoryan Institute to lay one more building block on the foundation of a common body of knowledge for Turks and Armenians. Zarakolu, despite being in jail in Turkey since October 2011 [more...]

March 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

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Apsel Appointed Course Director of Zoryan GHRUP

TORONTO, Canada—Prof. Joyce Apsel was recently appointed course director of the Genocide and Human Rights University Program (“GHRUP”) by the Program Development Committee. The GHRUP is held annually in partnership with the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies [more...]

March 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

How Will the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Represent Genocide?

The following is a formal statement by the IIGHRS-Zoryan on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. TORONTO, Canada—In April 2003, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a division of the Zoryan Institute; IIGHRS-Zoryan) was invited to a public gathering in Winnipeg by [more...]

February 19, 2012 // 5 Comments

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