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Assembly's NYC Special Event Set for Saturday, October 16, 2021

Updated: Oct 14


Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host a special event, "The Power of Community in Strengthening Armenia & Artsakh," on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at The Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium, located at 41 Cooper Square in New York City. The event will feature three successive panels focusing on cultural heritage, the role of media, and the diaspora's impact in Armenia and Artsakh, followed by a networking/happy hour at nearby Phebe's Tavern (359 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003). Confirmed panelists include Dr. Tamar Boyadjian, Associate Professor of Medieval Studies at Michigan State University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies; Harout Ekmanian, Esq., public international law attorney; Alecko Eskandarian, Director of Player Development at Major League Soccer Player & community activist; Dr. Rachel Goshgarian, Associate Professor of History at Lafayette College; Alexandra Kaprielian, businesswoman and manager of U.S. distribution of Takri Wine; Arsen Kharatyan, editor-in-chief of Aliq Media; Aram Spendjian, president at Lorens NYC and Hoops 4 Hayastan team member; attorneys and Armenian Bar Association members Taline Sahakian, Esq. and Karén Tonoyan, Esq.; and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the arts online magazine, Hyperallergic. This in-person panel event comes on the heels of the Assembly's 2021 Fall Advocacy Week, which was held virtually the week of September 27, 2021 in remembrance of the Artsakh War. The aim of this day-long panel event and networking opportunity is to bring together Armenian Americans, and interested community members, to discuss relevant issues facing Armenia and Artsakh. "Following a successful summer social at Rockefeller Center's City Winery, attendees voiced positive feedback and interest to gather in a larger forum to engage in conversation about critical topics and how to collectively take action," said Assembly Communications Director Taleen Babayan. "This special event will feature dynamic panelists who will shed light on cultural heritage, the effect of media coverage, and the diaspora's impactful work in Armenia and Artsakh, while reinvigorating us all to look forward and continue to strengthen our homeland."

Please note The Cooper Union has strict COVID-19 policies, and all panelists/guests who enter the space must show proof of vaccination.

Register now to participate in this informative panel.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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