NEW YORK CITY - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) hosted a community briefing event on developments regarding Armenia and Artsakh featuring Houry Guedelekian, Chairwoman of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women NGO, Taline Sahakian, Chairwoman of the Armenian Bar Association, Haig Gulian, Knights of Vartan Member, Ovsanna Khachikian, educator and activist, and Bryan Ardouny, Executive Director of the Assembly, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the Eastern Diocese. A number of topics were discussed in the speakers' respective fields, ranging from work within the United Nations and the importance of strategic planning, to the impact of social media to grassroots activism and advocacy. The briefing and networking reception allowed for an opportunity for guests to ask questions, share their own experiences and perspectives, as well inform the participants about important projects and initiatives for the betterment of the Armenian people. "We appreciated the chance to create a unified and positive space for our community to come together and discuss the issues and challenges facing the Armenian people," said Assembly Communications Director Taleen Babayan. "Engaging in these productive conversations and learning about ways to take action, whether through the international court system, Capitol Hill, United Nations, or our own community nonprofits, benefits all of us." To further engage and amplify the platform of Armenian Americans in the nation's capital, the Assembly is hosting an Advocacy Summit this month on March 27 and 28, 2023, in Washington, DC, where participants will meet with their respective elected officials to reinforce awareness and support of Armenian issues in the U.S. and connect Armenian Americans with Members of Congress and their staff.
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.