GLENDALE—Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D— La Cañada Flintridge) will host an update on the “Status of Women in Armenia” on Sunday, February 11. The event will be held at the Brand Library in Glendale from 2 to 4 p.m..
The speakers will be Maro Matosian and Lola Abrahamian. Matosian is the executive director of the Women’s Support Center in Yerevan and Abrahamian is a retired Lieutenant with the Glendale Police Department. The event is supported by the Armenian International Women’s Association and the Women’s Support Center.
Matosian will share her perspective on women’s rights and challenges in Armenia and Abrahamian will bring the conversation local. Senator Portantino is the father of two daughters and a longtime champion of women’s health and civil rights. Senator Portantino currently represents Senate District 25, which is home to the largest Armenian-American community in the country.
Sen. Portantino represents nearly 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Altadena, Atwater Village, Bradbury, Burbank, Claremont, Duarte, Glendale, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Verne, Monrovia, Montrose, Pasadena, San Dimas, San Marino, Shadow Hills, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga, and Upland.