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11 educators and supporters honored during ANCA-WR Education Committee’s Virtual Awards Ceremony

In excess of 400 individuals tuned in to the Armenian Nationwide Committee of The usa – Western Location (ANCA-WR) Schooling Committee’s Armenian Genocide Digital Awards Ceremony, the place it identified 11 educators and champions from several public educational institutions and universities who have uniquely offered instruction, guidance and training about the Armenian Genocide. 

Kicking off the function was ANCA-WR Board of Director and Instruction Committee liaison Anahid Oshagan, Esq. who welcomed the company to the digital ceremony and released them to the ANCA-WR and its relentless pursuit of the Armenian Bring about. 

Pursuing Oshagan, ANCA-WR Training Committee chair and lifelong educator Alice Petrossian highlighted the litany of jobs that the customers of the Training Committee have been engaged in for many years, together with instructor workshops, preparations of instructing resources about the Armenian Genocide, as well as their ongoing advocacy to include Armenian Genocide in various educational curriculums.

Then, ANCA-WR interim government director Verginie Touloumian released the most recent Education and learning Award, the Amb. Henry Morgenthau Sr. Braveness Award, named after Henry Morgenthau Sr. who served as the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1913-1916. The award is offered to amazing public servants who embody bravery, toughness, management and compassion. The to start with award was introduced to LAUSD Board president Kelly Gonez. In her acceptance speech, Kelly Gonez stated, “As we glimpse all over the earth these days, the operate of remembering the earlier, reckoning with the soreness and functioning in direction of the healing is extra crucial than at any time. I search ahead to continuing our work together to help our Armenian group.”

Touloumian also thanked Esmeralda Marcial, Director of Group Engagement Charity Castro, Advocacy and Policy Deputy and Michael Menjivar, Deputy Director of Community Engagement for doing work intently with the ANCA-WR and advertising and marketing Armenian Genocide Instruction across Los Angeles. 

Then, committee members Lucy Martirosyan, Laura Gaboudian and Zarik Hacopian presented the Zaruhi “Sarah” Chitjian Armenian Heritage Award to Thomas Jefferson Elementary College principal Armineh Alexan, Clark Magnet Large School’s social science teacher and office chair Patrick Davarhanian and John Burroughs Higher University math instructor and Armenian Club advisor Shake Jacqueline Balian. 

Alexan, who has experienced the privilege of remaining colleagues with Chitjian, mentioned that she has “taken each and every opportunity to teach them [my students] about mutual regard, acceptance, kindness, empathy, tolerance and perseverance.” She thanked the ANCA-WR for creating curricula to help educators integrate the Armenian Genocide in their instruction. 

“When our youth are furnished with academic opportunities – they have the most potent tool in their arsenal to combat injustice, which is why sharing the heritage and universal classes of the Armenian Genocide has been so vital for me,” remarked Davarhanian. 

In her acceptance speech, Balian recalled how she experienced created it her “mission to teach Armenians and non-Armenians learners and educators about our abundant culture, custom, and history, and especially the Armenian Genocide.”

The Armenian Genocide Instruction Award was presented by the committee’s vice-chair Sedda Antekelian and committee member Katia Karaguezian to Dr. David Harms, who teaches US govt, US history and globe difficulties at Penta Vocation Center in Ohio, and to Michael Cunningham, who teaches lawful research, political science, debate, and globe history at Del Valle Higher University and serves as the director of World-wide Scholars Diploma Program for the Environment Affairs Council of Austin in Texas. 

Dr. Harms spelled out how he incorporates The Guarantee motion picture into his classroom as his college students learn about Dr. Gregory H. Stanton’s “Ten Stages of Genocide.” He then instructs his pupils to build museum shows and instruct about the Armenian Genocide to other individuals. Cunningham, who explored his genealogy and traced his roots again to Armenia, thanked the committee for honoring him and discussed why he teaches this criminal offense from humanity. 

Committee member Arpi Krikorian offered the Richard G. Hovannissian Armenian Genocide Greater Instruction Award to Dr. Matthew Jendian, a professor and Sociology Department Chair at California Condition College Fresno. Dr. Jendian who is the writer of many publications and the grandchild of genocide survivors expressed his gratitude by stating “I educate my pupils that expertise is not electricity, but prospective energy, for it’s when we act upon that awareness that it will become electricity.”

Then, Oshagan offered the Armenian Genocide Education Legacy Award to Dr. Alfred De Zayas, professor of international law and historical past at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Expressing his gratitude from Switzerland, Dr. De Zayas remarked, “Sustainable peace are unable to be reached as lengthy as injustice prevails. Justice entails fact and a determination to live according to the norms of intercontinental regulation, the United Nations Constitution, and the constitution of UNESCO. In fact, between the intangible lifestyle heritage of humanity we need to look at the preservation of the memory of all victims of genocide, which include the Armenians.”

At the close of the awards ceremony, a particular presentation about the ANCA-WR Education and learning Committee’s website was showcased to the community to support people fascinated in accessing truth sheets, movies and documentaries, ebook lists and lesson ideas with teacher guides and presentation slides on the Armenian heritage, Armenian Genocide and Artsakh. 

Each and every honoree been given a distinctive package deal from the ANCA-WR Schooling Committee which involved: a certificate of recognition, Vegan Armenian Kitchen area Cookbook, Arpi Krikorian’s bookmarks (donated by the designer), a e book titled Underneath the Gentle of the Moon (donated by creator Laura Gaboudian), a guide titled My Mother’s Voice (donated by writer Dr. Kay Mouradian), Alfred De Zayas’ Constructing a Just World Buy, The usa We Thank you and the Orphan Rug and Aintoura Orphanage DVDs, a pomegranate keychain and tote baggage geared up by displaced women of all ages from Artsakh (donated by the Armenian Instruction Basis).

At the summary of the Awards Ceremony, the subcommittee’s chairperson Taline Arsenian congratulated the honorees and thanked customers of the Schooling Committee and Governing administration Affairs coordinator Ruben Karapetian for assisting with the party. She also regarded all those who donated to assist the routines of the committee: In Memory of Vartan A. Thomasian, Vahik & Alice Petrossian, Hermineh Pakhanians, In Memory of Vahe Oshagan, Vehicle Alex, Code 3 Everyday living and Pierre & Katia Karaguezian. She also pressured the relevance of genocide training in the school curriculum and asked for neighborhood users to nominate educators from their area districts who have gone over and beyond the connect with of duty to instruct about the Armenian Genocide in the context of crimes towards humanity inside their lecture rooms for the up coming Awards Ceremony. 

11 educators and supporters honored during ANCA-WR Education Committee’s Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Armenian Nationwide Committee of The usa – Western Location is the most significant and most influential nonpartisan Armenian-American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Doing work in coordination with a community of offices, chapters, and supporters in the course of the Western United States and affiliated organizations all over the country, the ANCA-WR developments the problems of the Armenian-American group on a wide array of challenges in pursuit of the Armenian Trigger.

11 educators and supporters honored during ANCA-WR Education Committee’s Virtual Awards Ceremony

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