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City of Glendale Annual Commemorative Events

On April 24th, the City of Glendale will host the 17th Annual Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at the Alex Theatre. This special event will honor the lives of 1.5 million men, women, and children who suffered and perished 103 years ago and serve as a reminder to young people of all ethnicities that such atrocities can be prevented if we work together to understand cultural differences.

The main event will take place on Tuesday, April 24th at the Alex Theatre located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. with a performance of the Armenian and American National Anthems performed by the Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School. The evenings keynote speakers are Dean Cain and Montel Williams, producers of the feature film “Architects of Denial,” a first person account of genocide through the eyes of survivors. They will speak about the experiences and challenges faced while making this impactful film. The keynote speech will be followed by musical performances by LA Balfry Choir and Davidian & Mariamian Educational foundation, and a dance performance by Hamazkayin Ani Dance Company.

In addition, the Man’s Inhumanity to Man committee in partnership with LA County Supervisory Kathryn Barger's Office will be hosting a screening of “Crows in the Desert: A Hero’s Journey Through the Armenian Genocide” on Wednesday April 25th at the Alex Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m. with a panel discussion following the viewing.

Both of these events are free, but space is limited and tickets are required (maximum of four tickets per person). To reserve your tickets please visit or pick them up in person at the Alex Theatre, Americana at Brand Concierge Services, and Glendale Community College.


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