Monthly Archives: April 2013

Washington, DC AYF Protests White House for Genocide Justice

Armenian-Americans from across the Greater Washington, DC area called for an end to U.S. complicity in Turkey's genocide denial at a White House rally held just days before President Obama's annual April 24th statement. The April 21st “Let Your Voice be Heard for Genocide Recognition!” protest was organized by the Armenian Youth Federation "Ani" Chapter, in coordination with a coalition of Armenian American groups comprising the Greater Washington

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AYF-YOARF Mourns Boston Marathon Tragedy

The AYF-YOARF Eastern Region mourns the lives lost in the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. To date, three people, including one child, have been killed by two bombs exploding at the finish line of the race. More than 130 others - runners and spectators - were injured. Runners and their families and friends from all over the world were in the city for the Marathon and are forever changed from this senseless act of violence. The AYF-YOARF sends our

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Standing United with the People’s Movement of Armenia

The citizens of the Republic of Armenia have demanded their voices be heard and their votes be upheld from the February 18 presidential elections. Now, on April 9, the people of Armenia are actively engaged in Serge Sarkisian's inauguration and Raffi Hovannisian's alternative inauguration. In Yerevan, Hovannisian proclaimed the people's victory by declaring the February elections unconstitutional and by rejecting the current government. At the same

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Mourning the Loss of Unger Hrach Mouradian

The AYF-YOARF Eastern Region mourns the loss of Unger Hrach Mouradian, the mayor of the village of Broshyan and a fellow ARF unger who was murdered on April 2, 2013. Mouradian was 50 years old and had been mayor since 2005. The AYF stands with its fellow ungers in condemning violent acts against innocent leaders, which is exactly what Unger Mouradian was. He committed his life to the independence of Artsakh and fought in the front lines of the Karabakh

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2013 Midwest Junior Olympics Hosted by Granite City “Antranigs”

SAVE THE DATE! The Granite City "Antranig" AYF chapter is excited and ready to welcome all to southern Illinois for the 2013 AYF-YOARF Midwest Junior Olympics. A weekend of athletics, family and fun awaits you. Look for more details in the coming months as we finalize the weekend's events. WHAT: AYF-YOARF Midwest Junior Olympics WHEN: July 12-14, 2013 WHERE: Granite City, IL WHO: All Midwest AYF chapters (Detroit, Chicago, Racine and Granite City)

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