April 7, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tamar Gregorian
tel. 917-428-1918

ANCA Eastern Region Commemorates April 24 with Virtual Event April 24 – April 26

April 24: A Call for Justice to Honor the Victims of the Armenian Genocide, Salute Congressional Recognition and Demand Justice for this Crime

Watertown, MA – The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region is hosting a virtual three-day commemoration on the ANCA-ER Facebook page honoring the victims of the Armenian Genocide, saluting Congressional recognition and demanding justice for this crime on Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26.

The weekend’s commemorative events will include live video messages from community leaders including Aram Hamparian, ANCA Executive Director; representatives from the Armenian Youth Federation Eastern Region and members of our local ANCs throughout the Eastern Region. Special guests throughout the weekend will also include New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian and soccer legend Alecko Eskandarian.

A detailed schedule of events and speakers will be released on the ANCA ER Virtual Commemoration of April 24 Facebook event page. The virtual programming will be streamed on the ANCA-ER Facebook page.

ANCA-ER Executive Director Aram Balian said, “Every year our communities come together to commemorate April 24 and memorialize the 1.5 millions Armenians killed. It is time of solemn remembrance, for every community observes this day in their own fashion. Our region holds protests against continued injustice and denial, somber gatherings for those who died, and memorial services in our churches. Given the ongoing health crisis that has prevented us from coming together with our friends and families in person, the ANCA Eastern Region felt it was important, and necessary, to host and create a virtual event to bring our entire region together. This event will pay tribute to our martyrs, will demonstrate the indomitable spirit of the Armenian American community, and highlight the trials and successes our region has experienced in ensuring our past is not forgotten, and our future is secure.”

For more information about this virtual April 24 event, please call (917) 428-1918 or email april24@anca.org.

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The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region is part of the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots organization, the Armenian National Committee of America. Working in coordination with the ANCA in Washington, DC, and a network of chapters and supporters throughout the Eastern United States, the ANCA-ER actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. For more information, visit https://er.anca.org/.