Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) is pleased to report that the Armenian Genocide United Commemoration Committee is set to host an academic symposium to address a spectrum of issues stemming from the Armenian Genocide. The event shall take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church’s Kouyoumjian Hall located at 1510 E. Mountain Street at Verdugo in Glendale, CA.
“As April approaches and the community works hard to educate the public about the Armenian Genocide, this symposium will raise awareness of the importance of ending the cycle of genocide,” stated Andrew D. Kzirian, Executive Director of the ANC-WR. “With a lineup of academics and experts, this event is the ideal forum to engage in vigorous discussion regarding the Armenian Genocide, its effects on the Armenian nation and the exploration of a just resolution of this crime,” he added.
The symposium will feature renowned scholars and leading voices on the issue of genocide and will cover international reaffirmation, legal ramifications, ongoing cultural destruction of Armenian monuments and historical landmarks in Turkey and contemporary regional security issues.
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.