All-ASA Senate Meets and Outlines Positions

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September 26, 2006

Inter-collegiate pan-Armenian body outlines its goals and positions
related to a broad range of issues of concern to Armenian-American

GLENDALE, CA – The Senate of the All-Armenian Student Associations
(All-ASA) Confederation convened for its first General Meeting of the
2007 academic year on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Armenian
Cultural Foundation’s headquarters in Glendale. The General Meeting
was hosted and presided over by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation
Shant Student Association (ARF Shant), the rotating chair organization
of the All-ASA, with all major All-ASA constituent organizations
represented by their respective Senators.

In a strong display of unity, the All-ASA Senate, which represents
over a dozen Armenian collegiate organizations, unanimously approved
three resolutions. The first resolution states that the All-ASA
rejects the confirmation of Richard E. Hoagland as the next
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia unless he is forthright and properly
recognizes the Armenian Genocide as a historical fact. The second
resolution expresses the All-ASA’s outrage at the deployment of
Turkish troops in Lebanon, a country that has been a bastion of
survivors and their descendants who fled the genocidal onslaught of
Turkish troops between 1915 and 1923. Finally, the All-ASA condemns
the sale of Turkish-made products on college campuses until the
government of Turkey discontinues funding genocide revisionism in
academic departments and acknowledges its historical crimes against

Chris Minassian, chairman of the ARF Shant stated, "It is our
responsibility as representatives of Armenian college students in the
region to voice our positions on key issues affecting the Armenian

Furthermore, the All-ASA reaffirmed its commitment to initiating and
implementing programs in support of global recognition of the Armenian
Genocide, the continued strengthening of Armenia, and cultural
preservation in the Diaspora. In accordance with the long-standing
modi operandi of the All-ASA, the Senate voted to create and
reintroduce several inter-collegiate committees to work jointly toward
the objectives of the All-ASA. The ARF Shant was once again nominated
and elected to chair the All-ASA Leadership Development Committee.

The All-ASA is a united body described and agreed upon in the
"Articles of Confederation of All Armenian Student Associations". The
primary goals of the All-ASA are to promote collaboration between its
constituent organizations and provide forums, through which the
organizations may announce events, publicize activities, share ideas
regarding the Armenian college student community, and facilitate the
formulation of All-ASA programs.

The constituent organizations of the All-ASA are: the Armenian Student
Associations (ASA) of Cal. Poly. Pomona, Cal. State Northridge,
U.C. Los Angeles, U.C. Riverside, Univ. of So. California,
Cal. Institute of Tech., Loyola Marymount Univ., Cal. State Los
Angeles, Cal. State Long Beach; the Armenian Graduate Student
Association at U.C. Los Angeles; and the ARF Shant Student

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS