New Res: "California Day of Remembrance for The Armenian Genocide"

PanArmenian, Armenia
April 18 2009

A new resolution called "California Day of Remembrance for the
Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923"

19.04.2009 01:01 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Assistant Majority Leader Paul Krekorian (California
State Assembly) is set to commemorate the annual remembrance of
modern-day genocide ` including the 94th anniversary of the Armenian
Genocide – in April when he leads the Assembly in a tribute on
Thursday, April 23.

"Like so many of my brethren, I have been personally touched by the
horrific events that befell our ancestors nearly a century ago,"
Assistant Majority Leader Krekorian said. "As a member of the
Assembly, it is not only my job, but my personal responsibility to
shine a light on those events. But we, as Americans, also need to
reflect on other atrocious acts – from Rwanda to Darfur and beyond –
that have stricken the globe."

Beginning Wednesday, April 22, the rotunda in the state capitol will
feature a unique multimedia display of photographs, videos and
interactive exhibits from acclaimed artists focusing on the Armenian
Genocide. That night, Assistant Majority Leader Krekorian will host a
screening of "Screamers" – which follows the rock band System of a
Down as they tour Europe and the U.S. pointing out the travesty
inherent in modern-day genocide. The movie will be shown at the Crest
Theater.

On Thursday, April 23, the Assembly will convene with an opening
invocation from Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, to be followed by a vote
on Assembly Joint Resolution 14, which would designate April 24, 2009,
as a "California Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of
1915-1923." A reception will follow.

Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) represents the cities of
Burbank and Glendale, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater
Village, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley
Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys.

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