Armenian Genocide: 103 years of unresolved denial

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 …

Armenian students commemorate genocide with celebration of culture

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. …

‘Grandma’s Tattoos’: Armenian reflection and remembrance

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.