Thursday, November 15, 2007

Protesters Picket International Awareness Award Gala [UCLA]

Samantha Bryson, Daily Bruin, November 13, 2007

"Nearly 200 UCLA students and members of the Armenian community in Los Angeles carried signs and banners labeling Harman a “hypocrite, liar, genocide denier” and chanting “shame on Harman” as guests arrived for the gala."

Rep. Harman Undeserving of Jacoby Award [UCLA]

Haig Hovsepian, Daily Bruin, November 13, 2007

It is disconcerting that individuals – especially leaders such as Harman – have allowed the false association between HR 106 and the instability of U.S.-Turkish relations.

They do so while ignoring the core problem that we face: A supposed ally feels that it must intimidate the U.S. by using language and threats that would be expected from America’s enemies.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

AYF, New School Hold Panel on Armenian Culture and Identity [New School Univ]

The Armenian Weekly, November 9, 2007

Khanlarian ended his presentation with the voice of one Hamshen Armenian. He read the following words spoken by 40-year-old Armen Mardirossian: “Don’t forget us. There are many Armenians surviving in Mush, Sassoun, Vardo and other areas. … Armenians who were afraid until recently to reveal their identity but who today are expressing themselves courageously and are struggling to remain Armenian.”

Armenian Monuments of Nakhichevan Region [Harvard]

Andy Turpin, The Armenian Weekly, November 10, 2007

Referring to the destruction at the hands of the Azeri government, he said, “A group of people with hammers are destroying a 2,000 year old culture of another people.”

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Students Sit to Make a Stand [UCLA]

Benjamin Lo, Daily Bruin, November 2, 2007

"The Armenian Students’ Association rallied Thursday in support of House Resolution 106, a bill currently making its way through Congress that would formally recognize the mass killings of Armenians that occurred from 1915 to 1916 as genocide."