GLENDALE—On Friday, April 24, Armenian American community members will join elected officials and people of all backgrounds to take part in the MARCH FOR JUSTICE, the main event organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Western U.S.A. and its 19 member organizations and religious institutions.
The March for Justice will be the only Armenian Genocide commemorative event in the Greater Los Angeles area that will take place on April 24, 2015, and will be the largest such event anywhere in the world outside of Armenia.
The March will begin at the corner of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Little Armenia at 10 a.m.
Participants will march in solidarity along the six-mile route from Little Armenia to the Turkish Consulate in the Wilshire District to protest the Turkish government’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide and to demand justice for the Armenian People.
The MARCH FOR JUSTICE will conclude at the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard, between Crescent Heights Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard.
The City of Los Angeles will close off the entire length of the street on the route of the March along Sunset Boulevard, La Brea Avenue, and Wilshire Boulevard to help make the March for Justice safe for participants, residents, and local businesses.
The program at the start and end of the March will feature Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff, and other elected officials and dignitaries.
Parking & Transportation
The Genocide Centennial Committee has made arrangements with the City and County of Los Angeles and public transportation agencies to assist participants in getting to and from the March for Justice.
If you do not wish to use the available public transportation means, you may utilize taxi or other transportation services at your own expense. A taxi hotline may be reached by calling 888-248-9222 for Los Angeles and 800-750-4400 for Glendale/Burbank/Pasadena.
If you wish to take advantage of the transportation means arranged by the Genocide Centennial Committee and the City and County of Los Angeles, you may do the following:
PARK & RIDE VIA METRO:
Please carpool to maximize parking space.
If you wish to use Metro, you can park at one of four designated parking lots for minimal fees and take the Metro Red Line to the Hollywood and Western Station then walk one block to Sunset Boulevard from there. Volunteers at the entrances and exits of the Metro Stations will assist you with directions.
Dolby Theatre/Hollywood and Highland
The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland has 3,000 parking spaces accessible from Highland and a Red Line Metro Station to take you to the Hollywood and Western Station for the start of the March.
North Hollywood Metro Station
Participants from the greater San Fernando Valley can take the Orange Metrotransit bus or carpool to the Lankershim and Chandler station or the Universal City Metro Station and take the Red Line to Hollywood and Western. Parking is limited. Allow sufficient time to park and travel via Metro to the start of the March.
Los Angeles Convention Center
Participants can park at the 10,000 space structure Downtown at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, and take shuttles to the Figueroa and 7th Street Metro Center to catch the Red Line to Hollywood and Western.
Transportation monitors from the designated parking lots and Metro stations will guide participants upon arrival. Please plan ahead and arrive early to find parking.
You can also map your trip by using the Metro Trip Planner.
To return from the Turkish Consulate, participants can take designated MTA shuttle buses to the Hollywood & Highland Metro Station then back to their vehicles at the Park & Ride lots via Metro.
Bus Pick Up & Return Locations
Bus transportation will be available for a limited number of participants. Pre-registration is encouraged to reserve a seat on the buses. Sign up online at www.March4Justice.org.
Buses will leave from the designated pick up locations starting at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive early to secure a seat on the bus.
After the conclusion of the march, the buses will pick up participants near the Turkish Consulate and return them to the original pick up locations.
St. Leon’s Cathedral
3325 North Glenoaks Boulevard
Arbat Banquet Hall
711 S. San Fernando Blvd.
St. Mary’s Armenian Church
500 South Central Avenue
St. Gregory Illuminator Catholic Church
1510 East Mountain Avenue
Glendale High School
1440 East Broadway
820 E Maple Street
Anoush Banquet Hall
1320 W Glenoaks Boulevard
Whole Foods Market
331 N Glendale Avenue
St. Gregory Armenian Church
2215 East Colorado Boulevard
AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School
2495 E. Mountain St.
The Great Caesar Banquet Hall
6723 Foothill Boulevard
AGBU Marie Manoogian School
6844 Oakdale Avenue
Holy Martyrs Armenian Church
5300 White Oak Avenue
Holy Martyrs Elementary School
16617 Parthenia Street
Valley Plaza Parking Lot
Laurel Canyon & Victory Blvd.
St. Peter’s Armenian Church
17231 Sherman Way
Holy Cross Cathedral
900 West Lincoln Avenue
Forty Martyrs Armenian Church
5315 West McFadden Avenue
What to Bring
In order to make the experience as comfortable as possible, marchers should bring the following items with them:
Cell phone and extra batteries
Participants are encouraged to wear purple or black shirts as symbols of the Genocide Centennial colors.
Convenience and Safety Measures
The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation is providing full street closures to ensure the safety of pedestrians on the March. Participants are requested to remain within the designated areas on the street. There will be no vehicles permitted along the route of the March, with the exception of emergency, law enforcement, or other designated vehicles.
The City of Los Angeles is providing Portable Toilets and trash receptacles along the route of the March.
In addition, First Aid stations and rest stops will be set up along the route staffed with volunteer medical and nursing personnel.
Water bottles will be available as well as drinking fountains from converted fire hydrants.
Participants are asked to maintain order, avoid damaging any surrounding property and shrubbery along the March route, and use proper receptacles for trash.
Security for the March is being provided by various law enforcement agencies in coordination with trained volunteer monitors who will be wearing designated T-shirts. All participants are requested to follow any instructions given on the scene by law enforcement officers and volunteer monitors.
Placards and signs will be provided along the route of the March. If participants wish to bring their own signs, then round sticks must not exceed ¾” in diameter, and flat sticks must not exceed ¼” thickness.
Spread the Word – Tell your friends and family you will be marching for justice on April 24 to remember and demand. It is the solemn duty of every Armenian to participate. The March for Justice will be a once in a lifetime and unprecedented experience.
Volunteer – If you are interested in volunteering for the Armenian Genocide March for Justice, please go to March4Justice.org and sign up.
Closed Signs – In remembrance of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish Government, the AGCC-WUSA encourages all businesses to close their stores and join the March for Justice. In order to obtain signage showing that your business is closed for the commemoration, you may contact the ANCA-WR office at (818) 500-1918.