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Call for Submissions for “Man’s Inhumanity to Man” Poetry Night

As we draw closer to the 102nd Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th, we are reminded of all victims of genocide, oppression, and slavery. In commemoration of these countless, and oftentimes, nameless victims, the “Man’s Inhumanity to Man” committee of the City of Glendale will be hosting a Poetry Night on April 18th, 2017 in the City Hall Plaza. This event seeks to honor victims who have endured hardship due to human right’s violations, and more specifically, victims of genocide, oppression, and slavery.

The committee is accepting poetry and essay submissions from all Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Community College students. The committee will review those submissions and select ten readers for an evening of poetry that will commemorate lives lost due to oppression, suffering, and the infringement of human rights.

Below are some guidelines so that your poetry submission will be considered:

  • Poems and essays must be typed and double spaced

  • Material should be no longer than two pages double spaced

  • Topic should discuss the strength of the human spirit when facing oppression

  • Deadline to submit an essay or poem is Thursday, March 30th at 5:00 pm

If your submission is selected to be read at the event, you will be notified via phone or email on April 6th.

Poetry Night is just one of the many events taking place in the month of April in collaboration with a network of organizations, schools, city departments, and community agencies, in order to raise awareness of man’s inhumanity to man, the strength of the human spirit, and the hope of overcoming oppression and suffering.

If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to call (818) 548-4844 or email Eliza Papazian at

To submit your work for consideration, please fill out the application HERE

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