June 24, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tamar Gregorian
tel: 917-428-1918

Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region Launches Series of Virtual Advocacy Workshops

Eastern Region to host 8 workshops, continuing to empower activists

WATERTOWN, MA — The ANCA Eastern Region is offering its activists a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual advocacy workshop led by ANCA leaders including ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian, ANCA Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan, ANCA National Board members, ANCA Eastern Region Board members, local leaders from the ANC of Maine, ANC of Michigan and ANC of Pennsylvania as well as special guest speakers from The Armenian Weekly and ANCA Communications Director Elizabeth Chouldjian, to name a few.

The schedule of workshops is as follows. Participants will be required to register at er.anca.org/advocacy-workshops and once selected, will be sent a Zoom link that will be used for all of the workshops.

Workshop 1: Hai Tahd 101/ANCA ER Structure
June 28 at 8 pm EDT
Ani Tchaghlasian, ANCA National Board Member
Steve Mesrobian, ANCA Eastern Region Board Member

Workshop 2: Hill 101
July 7 at 8 pm EDT
Tereza Yerimyan, ANCA Government Affairs Director

Workshop 3: ANCA 360 + Recognition ️ What’s next?
July 19 at 8 pm EDT
Aram Hamparian, ANCA Executive Director

Workshop 4: Advocacy 101
August 2 at 8 pm EDT
Ani Haroian, ANC of Rhode Island
Special presentations by ANC of Maine, ANC of Michigan and ANC of Pennsylvania 

Workshop 5: Combatting Azeri Propaganda
August 16 at 8 pm EDT
Ani Tchaghlasian, ANCA National Board Member
Hank Theriault, PhD, Worcester State University

Workshop 6: Managing Traditional + Social Media
August 30 at 8 pm EDT
Tamar Gregorian, ANCA Eastern Region Executive Director
Alex Manoukian, ANCA Programs Director
Nerses Semerjian, ANCA IT Director
Special guest speakers: Pauline Getzoyan, The Armenian Weekly and
Elizabeth Chouldjian, ANCA Communications Director                                                 

Workshop 7: Organizing Events
Sept. 13 at 8 pm EDT
Karine Shnorhokian, ANC of New Jersey
Steve Mesrobian, ANCA Eastern Region Board Member

Workshop 8: Youth
Oct. 4 at 8 pm EDT
Aram Balian, ANCA Eastern Region Board Member
Sosy Bouroujian, AYF Eastern Region Central Executive Member
Alex Manoukian, ANCA Programs Director                                                                                      

“We’re excited to announce the series of workshops which will provide our network of ANCs and activists with the knowledge and updates that are vital for Hai Tahd. Advocacy for the Armenian Cause is in our blood, but we all need to be reminded on what to do and how to do it. Attendees can expect to get an inside look at the priorities of the ANCA and the impact our work has on legislation and much more,” said Ani Tchaghlasian, ANCA Eastern Region Board Chair.

For more information about the workshops, contact ancaer@anca.org.

To register for the workshops, visit: er.anca.org/advocacy-workshops.


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/.