ABC7, ANCA, AYF, ABA Community Town Hall

In partnership with ABC7 television news,ANCA-WR, AYF-WUS, ABA will host a public Town Hall on Tuesday, August 30th, at 6:30pm at the Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center (211 W. Chestnut St., Glendale, CA 91204). The first of its kind, the effort is aimed at cultivating a positive relationship between the news station and Armenian community members that reside in Southern California.

Station President Cheryl Fair will be joined at the Town Hall by representatives from ABC7’s News, Programming and Public Affairs Departments to meet with community leaders and residents and to hear about local issues and stories that affect the community. Information will also be available on how to access the television station for news stories, how to promote non-profit events, and how to secure job opportunities. The event will begin with a reception and registration at 6:30pm, followed by a listen-in at 7:00pm. Translation will also be provided in Armenian to community members with language barriers. As space is limited, community members are encouraged to RSVP to ABC7 at meeting@abc7.com or 818.593.7238 or ANCA-WR at rsvp@ancawr.org or 818.500.1918.

The public Town Hall is a direct result of a meeting that took place between the ANCA-WR, AYF WUS, the Armenian Bar Association and KABC–TV’s leadership following a news report on the April 24th Rally for Justice protest during which the station included a known Armenian Genocide denier on air and the cameraman was caught on tape making bigoted anti-Armenian comments. At the time, the Armenian-American community expressed its outrage by reaching out to ABC7 by phone, email and social media to register its complaints and grievance. The station took immediate action confirming that the cameraman’s services will no longer be utilized, and issuing a statement of apology following the meeting along with a promise to work closely with the community in the future.

RSVP online at www.ancawr.org/abc7rsvp

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