Days after Armenia accused Azerbaijan of bombing its citizens, thousands of Armenian diaspora in Los Angeles rallied around the CNN building to seek a national audience. Vart Vars Megerditchian, a biology major at Pasadena City College, gazed around the seven blocks that were barricaded by the sea of Armenian flags.
April 24 is a day like any other for most LA locals, but for tens of thousands of Armenians currently living in Los Angeles, it is the day they come together to march in solidarity from Pan Pacific Park all the way to the Turkish Consulate to demand justice and recognition for the atrocious crimes committed against their ancestors during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Armenian Genocide is characterized by Armenians as a mass murder of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from …
On Monday, April 23, the Armenian Students Association (ASA) club will commemorate the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians, the victims of an early 20th century genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, with a show celebrating Armenian culture. The event will take place in the Westerbeck Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include performances of varying mediums such as singing, dancing, poetry readings and instrumental numbers. The event is open to everyone, and has been held annually by the ASA club for several years. …
History is an incredibly important part of humanity that is constantly ignored because of many people’s tendency to focus solely on current events. This, in turn, can lead to a dangerous future where nobody knows what happened in the past or who they were and how the past impacts them.
Steph Cha is a Korean American novelist and fiction writer; she is the only woman in her genre, Korea American Noir. Cha studied English and East Asian Studies at Stanford, then went to Yale Law School and got her Juris Doctor degree. It was then when she began writing fiction in earnest.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this past Friday, Pasadena City College’s own Armenian Student Association, showcased the documentary, “Screamers” on campus last Wednesday night.
Elected officials, police, clergy, prominent activists, and the Armenian community all turned out to attend the unveiling ceremony of the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Memorial Park in Pasadena earlier this month.
A 104 year old woman–clutching close her prayer beads for comfort–recalls a night of her early childhood that was filled with rifle fire, where families were attacked, parents murdered, homes looted, and the “good-looking” daughters taken by the “fire and thunder gangs” to “rape them or do whatever they wanted to with them”, while the authorities of the time did nothing.