Annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative Event

Kaiser Permanente

Annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative Event
26 avr. 2024   7:30 PM
128 Artsakh Avenue Glendale, CA 91206
California - United States

GLENDALE—The City of Glendale announced its Annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative Event, which will be held at the iconic Alex Theatre. This year’s theme, “1.5 Million+,” pays tribute to the enduring strength of survivors while honoring the memory of the countless victims of the 1915 Genocide. The event will take place on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m.

This year’s program features an enlightening experience, with carefully curated segments aimed at educating and engaging the audience. The event will kick off with a solemn acknowledgment of the ongoing atrocities in Artsakh, underscoring a commitment to raising awareness of humanitarian crises. Attendees can expect firsthand accounts of the persistent challenges and displacement confronting Armenians as produced by Nairi Bandari including footage from Zartonk Media. The event will showcase traditional performances by the Character Dance Group and the Haikian Chamber Choir.

The City is honored to welcome distinguished guests, including Karnig Kerkonian, an esteemed international lawyer and founding member of the Committee on the Protection of the Fundamental Rights of the Artsakh People and Astrid Kamalyan, author of the recently-published children’s book, “Bábo,” which delves into the rich rug tradition originating from her family’s ancestral village in Artsakh.

The program will be emceed by Glendale local and admired reporter, Ellina Abovian.

In the spirit of solidarity with victims of genocide around the world, the City of Glendale acknowledges and remembers those who have endured other tragic events. While the primary focus of this week is on the Armenian Genocide, the City stands in solidarity with others affected by genocide, reaffirming the City’s commitment to never forget and to work towards a future free from such atrocities.

The City invites the community to come together to honor, remember, and stand in solidarity by attending one or all of the following free events:

Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m.: A reading and book signing of “Bábo” with author Astrid Kamalyan, on Artsakh Ave., between Broadway and Wilson Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206.

Saturday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: “Before and After: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide,” presented by Glendale Library Arts and Culture ReflectSpace Gallery, located at 222 E Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205.

Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m.: City of Glendale’s 23rd Annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative Event at the Alex Theatre, located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203. Tickets are available online.

Thursday April 25 at 6 p.m.: Poets Against Genocide hosted by Glendale Poet Laureate, Raffi Joe Wartanian at the Center for Armenian Arts, located at 250 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203.

Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.: Film screening of “Songs of Solomon” and discussion with producer Asko Akopyan at Look Dine-In Cinema, located at 128 Artsakh St., Glendale, CA 91206. Tickets are available

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