LOS ANGELES–This year marks the 90th Anniversary of first genocide of the Twentieth Century–the genocide against the Armenian people. This page in history–the annihilation of close to two million Armenia’s –will be marked by Armenia’s throughout the world.
The Armenian-American community of California–which has traditionally organized an array of events during the month of April–and specifically between April 17-24–will this year commemorate the Genocide’s 90th Anniversary by hosting a series of events jointly organized by over two dozen Armenian political–cultural–and religious groups. With the recent addition of the Organization of Istanbul Armenia’s–the Iraqi Armenian Community–and the Armenian Youth Movement–the number of member groups of the United Armenian Genocide 90th Anniversary Commemoration Committee of California–grew to 26. The United Young Armenia’s–however–left the coalition.
Having begun its work in 2004–the Committee has nearly finalized its agenda–and has resolved to mark the 90th Anniversary through:
– Organizing a large-scale cultural event;
– Hosting a commemoration in Sacramento with the participation of State-level elected officials and government representatives;
– Organizing a demonstration adjacent to the Turkish Consulate of Los Angeles;
– Hosting a requiem service at the monument–dedicated to the memory of the Genocide’s victims–in the City of Montebello.
– Hosting requiem services at all Armenia’s churches throughout the State;
– Organizing a community-wide event–concluding the series of commemorative events.
United Armenian Genocide 90th Anniversary Commemoration Committee of California