April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. The following are a few of the Armenian Genocide Commemorations for 2012 across the US:
APRIL 15, 2012 ‘OUR DAY TO REMEMBER’ — Massachusetts
A memorial tribute to Armenian martyrs featuring the Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston.
Sponsored by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley.
Begins at 3 p.m. at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St. Admission: adults, $15; students, $5.
Reception to follow.
APRIL 15, 2012 Commemoration of Armenian Genocide USA — Los Angeles, California
CA-South Los Angeles, 6:00PM
Organizer: Homenetmen Ararat, 818-480-1651
Location: homenetment ararat 3347 san fernando rd.
APRIL 16, 2012 Armenian Genocide Recognition Week at the Hammer Museum USA — Los Angeles, California
CA-South Los Angeles
Organizer: Hammer Museum, 310-443-7000
Location: Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
APRIL 21, 2012 GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION (MERRIMACK) — Massachusetts
The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Merrimack Valley holds annual flag-raising ceremony and genocide commemoration at
Lowell City Hall.
Gathering at 9:30 a.m. at Merrimack and John Sts. for procession, followed by program and reception.
APRIL 22, 2012 GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION New York City (NYC) — New York
Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square: “Turkey is Guilty of Genocide. Denying the Undeniable is a Crime.”
Begins at 2 p.m. at 43rd St. and Broadway NYC.***
[***CHANGE OF LOCATION: DUE TO RAIN THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST VARTAN ARMENIAN CATHEDRAL on 2nd Ave between E. 34th and E. 35th streets]
For free bus transportation to and from Times Square, call the Diocese (212-686-0710), Prelacy (212-689-7810), Sona (New Jersey; 551-427-8763), John (Holy Martyrs; 718-631-2247), Eddy (St. Sarkis; 917-885-9729); Kostan (Sts. Vartanantz; 201-741-9789), Andy (Paramus; 201-368-2791), Very Rev. Fr. Vazken Karayan (Holy Cross; 201-865-2790), Sako (Queens Armenian Center; 516-805-5816), or Tigran (Brooklyn; 347-291-7765). Or visit http://www.knightsofvartan.org, http://april24nyc.com, http://www.armenianradionj.com
APRIL 22, 2012 Requiem Service — San Francisco, California
Join us in a requiem service remembering the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.
Keynote Speaker: Raffi Momjian from the Genocide Education Project.
Mt. Davidson Cross 39 Dalewood Way, San Francisco CA
APRIL 24, 2012 Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide — San Francisco, California
Community gathering and program to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Cultural program with Stephan Astourian, keynote speaker.
Organized by AGCC (Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee)
Saroyan Hall @ Khatchatourian Center 825 Brotherhood Way
APRIL 29, 2012 Walkathon 2nd Annual Bay Area Walk Against Genocide San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition — Oakland, California
The 2nd Annual Bay Area Walk Against Genocide is our way to take part. Hundreds of people walked including genocide survivors, community leaders, students and neighbors for a day of reflection, speeches, advocacy training, and a collective walk around Lake Merritt.
Noon to 4p.m.
Lake Merritt Grand Avenue and Bellevue Avenue
Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
Noon-4pm: Music & Tabling
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