FULLERTON, CA–The Armenian National Committee (ANC) and Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) partnered up on Saturday, April 17th to present a workshop on the Armenian Genocide and its denial during the 2010 Social Justice Summit on the California State University, Fullerton campus.
The day-long event featured workshops on a range of social justice-related issues from the environment and labor issues to community quality of life issues and crimes against humanity. The event was organized by Students ACT-Students Advocating Civic Transformation and hosted by the Volunteer & Service Center.
“This was a great opportunity to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide and its current consequences with individuals who are already passionate about social justice and how to effect positive change in their communities,” said AYF Western USA Executive Director, Serouj Aprahamian.
Aprahamian and ANC-Western Region Community Relations Director, Haig Hovsepian, partnered up to present an overview of the history of the Armenian Genocide and how the issue has been addressed on the international as well as the political stage in the United States over the past 95 years. They also discussed the evolution of Armenian Genocide denial and its impact on subsequent genocides including the current, ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
The Armenian National Committee-Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.