Joint resolution on declaring 2015 as year of Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration submitted to California State Assembly
SACRAMENTO, 4 APRIL, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Legislative Caucus established by members of the California State Assembly Adrin Nazarian, Katcho Achadjian and Scott Wilk will lead the ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. As “Armenpress” reports, the Caucus has submitted a joint resolution (AJR 2) to the California State Assembly by which it is proposed to declare the year 2015 as the year of commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in California. “Congress and President Obama must officially recognize the Armenian Genocide and engage in dialogue with the Republic of Turkey so that it finally comes to grips with its past,” said Adrin Nazarian.
Large-scale events dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial will be held in the State of California, which has a population of more than one million Armenians. A commemoration ceremony will be held near the California State Congress on April 20. From March 31 to August 2, several originals of great Armenian American writer William Saroyan’s works and the rugs made by orphans of the Armenian Genocide will be showcased at a special exhibition devoted to the Armenian Genocide, Armenian immigrants and the history of the Armenian community of California at the California Museum.