ANC IL: Illinois Armenian Americans to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Armenian National Committee of Illinois
1701 North Greenwood
Glenview, IL 60025
[email protected]

April 11, 2004

Contact: Nishan Mekhdjian
[email protected]


— Demonstration, Commemorative Program, Vigil, Requiem Service, and Blood
Drive Being Planned for 89th Anniversary of the First Genocide of the 20th

GLENVIEW, IL–Several events in and around the Chicago area are being
planned to commemorate the 89th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide,
reported the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Illinois.

On Friday, April 23, the ANC, along with the Chicago Armenian Youth
Federation (AYF) “Ararat” chapter, has organized a demonstration in front of
the Turkish Consulate in Chicago. The demonstration, taking place on the
corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, will begin at 11 am. For those
interested in participating, buses will be available to transport
individuals from the Armenian Community Center, 1701 North Greenwood, at 10

The ANC of Illinois is sponsoring a commemorative remembrance program on
Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 pm, in the Shahnasarian Hall of the Armenian
Community Center.

The featured keynote speaker, who will present a bilingual lecture, is
Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region Central Committee
member Antranig KasBarian, PhD. Following the remembrance program, a
candlelight vigil will be held at the Martyrs Monument.

A requiem service and blood drive are planned for Sunday, April 25. The
memorial requiem service begins at 11:45 am, at the Armenian All Saints
Apostolic Church in front of the Martyrs Monument. In addition, from 10:30
am to 2:00 pm, the Armenian Relief Society (ARS), in conjunction with the
American Red Cross, is organizing a blood drive at the Glenview Community

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about any
of these events, contact Nishan Mekhdjian at [email protected].

The Armenian National Committee (ANC) is the largest Armenian American
grassroots political organization in Illinois and nationwide. The ANC
actively advances a broad range of issues of concern to the Armenian
American community.