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City of Glendale Annual Commemorative Events

On April 24th, the City of Glendale will be commemorating the horrific events of the Armenian Genocide with a special event at the Alex Theatre. The City of Glendale’s 16th Annual Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide honors the lives of 1.5 million men, women, and children who suffered and perished 102 years ago and serves as a reminder to young people of all ethnicities that such atrocities can be prevented if we work together to understand cultural differences and find acceptance.

The main event on April 24th will take place at the Alex Theatre located at 216 N. Brand Boulevard. The program features a presentation by keynote speaker Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno Karapakh Republic to the United States. The keynote speech will be followed with performances by Harout Pampoukjian, Narek Markaryan, Zvartnots Dance Ensemble, Selections from Denise Gentilini's Musical I Am Alive, and the Glendale High School Choir. The event is free, but tickets are required. To reserve your place for this moving memorial to the events of 102 years ago, please visit or in-person at the Alex Theatre, Americana at Brand Concierge Services, and Glendale Community College. The program begins at 7:00 pm.

Leading up to the main event, the Man’s Inhumanity to Man committee will be hosting two additional events to commemorate lives lost due to oppression, suffering, and the violation of human rights.

Poetry Night will take place on Tuesday, April 18th at Glendale City Hall in Parcher Plaza located at 613 East Broadway, Glendale 91206. The event will feature poems and essays written by Glendale’s students, which honor the victims of oppression, genocide, and slavery. The program will start at 5:30 pm.

In addition, Sabri Atman, founder and director of the SEYFO Center, will present “A Historical View of the Assyrian Genocide” on Thursday, April 20th at the Brand Library Recital Hall. The reception begins at 6:30 pm, with the program officially starting an hour later at 7:30 pm.

For more information on these and other upcoming commemorative events, please call (818) 548-4844, view the video, or refer to the flyer below.

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