November 12, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dickran Khodanian
tel: (818) 500-1918

Third Annual Armenian Genocide Education Awards Luncheon Set for March

GLENDALE – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) Education Committee is proud to announce its third Armenian Genocide Education Award Luncheon to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11 AM at De Luxe in Burbank, CA. The Luncheon will celebrate and honor K-12 educators from public schools who have gone above their call of duty to teach their students about the Armenian Genocide.

“It is with great pride that ANCA-WR will be celebrating the 3rd annual Armenian Genocide Educators Awards Luncheon.  This award has proven to be extremely valuable, many of the awardees have taken their teaching of the Genocide to yet higher levels.  We have educators who have gone on to write new curriculum, write musical performances, to reach out to other educators to share their work and more. YES the Armenian Genocide is in the California History Framework, but it is up to the educator to make it a part of the instruction,” noted ANCA-WR Education Committee Chair Alice Petrossian. “Join us in celebrating those who not only make it a part of their instruction but bring Armenian history to life in a manner that will be remembered by each and every student. Help celebrate todays heroes of our History, those who teach the Genocide to our precious students.  In the words of Adolf Hitler ‘who speaks of the Armenians today?’ Many public school educators, have and will continue to speak, and thus they need to be recognized and celebrated.”

The ANCA-WR Education Committee is seeking to find educators in all areas of education, throughout the states that make up the ANCA-WR, who have been committed to teach and spread awareness about the Armenian Genocide. Nominations may be submitted online at www.ANCAWR.org/educationaward before the deadline on January 11, 2019.

All community members are invited to this event in order to show their appreciation, celebrate and honor educators for their dedication to teaching about the Armenian Genocide. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.ANCAWR.org/luncheonrsvp. Please make sure to reserve your tickets immediately as last year this event was sold out early. For additional information, visit www.ANCAWR.org/luncheon or call (818) 500-1918.

The ANCA-WR Education Committee thanks California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and the State Board of Education for categorizing Armenian Genocide education as both a critical and necessary part of the history curriculum. The new California State Social Studies Framework will be the key to making certain that the Armenian Genocide is taught.

The Armenian National Committee of America- Western Region (ANCA-WR) is a grassroots public affairs organization devoted to advancing issues of concern to the Armenian American community. For nearly a century, the ANCA-WR has served to educate, motivate and activate the Armenian American community in the Western United States on a wide range of issues.