July 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Elen Asatryan
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANCA Burbank, Sardarabad to Host Evening with Maria Armoudian, author of “Kill the Messenger”

Armenian National Committee America— Burbank 75 E. Santa Anita Burbank, CA 91503 818/562-1918

PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release July 17, 2012

ANCA Burbank, Sardarabad to Host Evening with Maria Armoudian, author of “Kill the Messenger”

Burbank, CA—The Armenian National Committee of America—Burbank (ANCA—B) in partnership with Sardarabad Bookstore will host author Maria Armoudian who will discuss her book, Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World. The event will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm at the new ACF Burbank Youth Center, 75 E. Santa Anita Avenue, Burbank. Social hour will begin at 7:00 pm with media sponsorship of KPFK 90.7 FM.

“We are very excited to hear Maria talk about the relationship between media and events that occurred in society. This topic is not only interesting historically, but is also relevant today, especially in light of the Occupy movement,” said Annette Kargodorian, ANCA—B Secretary and Community Relations Committee Chair.

Maria is the host and producer of the Pacifica Radio programs “The Scholars’ Circle” and “The Insighters”. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. Additionally, Maria previously worked on policy issues in various legislative offices, including serving as an environmental commissioner for the city of Los Angeles for five years and in the California State Legislature for eight years.

Reviews of Maria’s book can be found at: • http://www.alternet.org/story/ 152233/%22kill_the_messenger%22%3A_new_book_examines_how_the_media_has_pe rpetuated_both_good_and_evil/ • http://gatewayjr.org/2011/08/09/1350/http://www.levantinecenter.org/levantine-review/articles/kill-messenger-reviewed.

The Armenian National Committee of America— Burbank advances the social, economic, and cultural rights of its community and promotes increased Armenian civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

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