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POSTPONED ~ ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ POSTPONED

POSTPONED ~ ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ POSTPONED

POSTPONED Ms. Moughalian will detail the lineage of her grandfather David Ohannessian’s ceramic tradition and document the critical roles his deportation and his own agency played in its transfer—aspects of the story obscured in the art historical narrative. She will speak about the process of coming to terms with her family’s past, the ways in which that served as an impetus to excavate and reconstruct her grandfather’s history through archival research, and the importance of preserving the stories of peoples displaced through migration. Sato Moughalian, author is also an award-winning flutist in New York City and Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble, founded...

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66th ANNUAL ASSEMBLY & LUNCHEON ~ Saturday, May 9, 2020

66th ANNUAL ASSEMBLY & LUNCHEON ~ Saturday, May 9, 2020

NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, Batmasian Hall (3rd Floor) 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 Featured Forum: Tavitian Scholars of the Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on “Governance and Finance in Armenia Today All are invited to attend. Luncheon: $18 per person. RSVP by Friday, May 1, 2020. Click here to register and pay for the luncheon.  PROGRAM 11:30 am      Registration / Check-in 12:00 noon   Welcoming Remarks, Yervant Chekijian, Chairman of the Board                        Presentations to 25-year Members                         Presentations to 50-year Members 12:30 pm     Luncheon 1:00 pm       Forum: Tavitian Scholars 2:30 pm       Break 2:45 pm       Business Meeting of Members Presentation of Rules Vote on...

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THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman in CA ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman in  CA ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Between 1885 and 1915, roughly eighty thousand Armenians migrated between the Ottoman Empire and North America. For much of this period, Ottoman state authorities viewed Armenian migrants, particularly those who returned to the empire after sojourns abroad, as a political threat to the empire’s security. In response, Istanbul worked vigorously to prevent Armenians both from migrating to and returning from North America. In response dense smuggling networks emerged to assist migrants in bypassing this migration ban. The dynamics that shaped the evolution...

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BILINGUALISM: Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

BILINGUALISM: Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 7:30-9:30 pmHarvard University Science Center, Auditorium A1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138Join us for a discussion on:BILINGUALISM: THE CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF LEARNING AND LIVING IN MULTIPLE WORLDSMODERATED by Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill CollegeFEATURINGDr. Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian Studies, Harvard University)Dr. Vartan Matiossian, Executive Director, Armenian Prelacy of the Eastern United StatesDr. María Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages & Literatures Harvard UniversitySoccer or Saturday School? Parents in diasporic communities routinely grapple with the challenge of carving out time for their children to engage with and experience...

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MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 AT 7:45 pmSt. Leon Armenian Church / Abajian Hall 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian What if healing your country meant that you had to combat traditional gender roles? MOTHERLAND is a short documentary about the women of Artsakh who put themselves at risk to save lives of countless people that use the land to farm, collect wood and attend school.Individually outcast; together, a collective – the deminers support each other as they take on the dangerous role of breaking stereotypes and...

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