May 13, 2009
Columnist to clarify on Zarian show Glendale News-Press columnist Dan Kimber is scheduled to appear live on ?The Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to clarify the positions he took in an April 16 column. His column, which centered on the Armenian Youth Federation and assimilation, invited strong rebukes from groups like the Armenian National Committee and has flooded the Glendale News-Press forum page as a recurring topic among letter writers. The show airs live at 7 p.m. Thursday on Channel 280. The live call-in number is (818)
July 13, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- The Glendale chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation will hold a community youth forum with the City Council Sunday. The event will address several issues, including the ongoing meetings of the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee, City Council politics and youth issues, said Ari Boyajian, executive chairman of the chapter. It will also include a question-and-answer period and an open forum. Boyajian said the group is still waiting for attendance confirmation from some council members, but said Councilman Rafi Manoukian would be attending.
April 18, 2011
On the heels of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, more than 1,000 members of the Armenian Diaspora gathered Sunday at St. Mary's Apostolic Church to commemorate their community's historic struggles, and celebrate their cultural successes. The event, titled “One Voice, One Cause,” was organized by the Armenian Youth Federation and featured Harout Pamboujkian — one of the most celebrated musicians in the Armenian community — as well as DJ Bei Ru, whose vintage vinyl sampling fused with hip-hop, funk and soul have earned him widespread recognition.
August 14, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- Vicken Sosikian will not soon forget his first visit to Nagorno-Karabagh, a battle-scarred Armenian territory east of Armenia. "It's like nothing you've seen in your life," Sosikian said Friday. "I've never seen so much destruction." The 21-year-old Glendale resident took part in a goodwill mission last summer sponsored by Armenian Youth Federation to help rebuild a region devastated by six years of fighting between Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
April 23, 2009
As an alumnus of the Armenian Youth Federation, I read with a sense of great consternation Dan Kimber’s woefully misplaced commentary piece, (“Greet melting pot with open arms,” Friday) which completely mischaracterizes the origins and purpose of the organization. If Kimber truly had an understanding of world history he would have grasped the meaning and significance behind the idea espoused by the organization, specifically that the “The Armenian Youth Federation was founded in Boston in 1933, by Gen. Karekin Njdeh, with the purpose of keeping the Armenian youth from assimilating,” and put these words in their proper context.
June 21, 2003
Ryan Carter A delegation of Armenian representatives will soon go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, but they might not find what they are looking for. Some Armenian officials and museum representatives seem to be at odds again over the future of a major, permanent exhibit at the center that would chronicle the Armenian Genocide, the killing of Armenians by Ottoman-Turks beginning in 1915. The U.S. government has not recognized the genocide, and Turkish officials deny it. Since the museum opened in 1993, a video describing the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust has played in a section of the museum, and the museum continues to be a hub to talk about such periods of history, officials said.
April 17, 2009
One of my students asked me to write a recommendation for a scholarship, something that I do for literally hundreds of students each year. This one, however, had terms that were different from other organizations looking to fund students’ college education. It was the Armenian Youth Federation to whom I was directing my letter, and in reading about the organization I came upon the following sentence: “The Armenian Youth Federation was founded in Boston in 1933, by General Karekin Njdeh, with the purpose of keeping the Armenian youth from assimilating.
June 8, 2007
The Armenian Youth Federation is sponsoring a concert to bring attention and funds for the Save Dafur Coalition. Ani Garibyan and Soseh Esmaeili, members of the federation, spoke at the Glendale Unified School District about the event. "We are descendants of genocide," Garibyan said. She referred to the Armenian genocide that happened during WWI, where over a million Armenians were killed at the hands of the Turkish military. The concert is a way to help others who are now in the midst of genocide, Garibyan said.
September 27, 2011
Armenian organizations are denouncing a planned performance by an Ottoman military marching band in Hollywood. The event planned for Oct. 3 on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and La Brea avenues has drawn widespread condemnation from Armenian groups, including the Armenian Youth Federation, which plans to protest the marching band. Opponents to the march say the presence of the band, which represents the military glory of Turkey, is an affront to the largest Armenian population outside Armenia.