Voices of Armenian Women in the 21st Century

The year 2010 commenced with His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, proclaiming it as “The Year of the Armenian Woman.” Calling attention to this occasion, His Holiness conveyed a well-rounded message about the value and significant role of Armenian women, as well as the ARS, within Armenian life.

In an effort to highlight the important role of Armenian women, the ARS Regional Executive’s Educational Committee has organized a public forum entitled “Voices of Armenian Women in the 21st Century,” which will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library – 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA.

The event will feature three well-known, accomplished intellectuals as the guest speakers, who have helped the advancement of the Armenian community with their knowledge and skills. The speakers and their respective topics follow:

Ungh. Sona Zeitlian – “The History of Armenian Women Prior to Genocide”
Dr. Roubina Peroomian – “The Suffering Continues: The Armenian Woman in Turkey after 1915 – The Survivor, The Victim”
Dr. Talar Chahinian – “Hyphenated Belonging, Compartmentalized Lives: Meditations of the Contemporary Armenian Woman”
Artwork by Armenian women will also be on display at the event.

We invite the Armenian community to be present at this interesting public forum and artwork display as a way to be better familiarized, as well as take pride in, the important role of the Armenian woman in our lives.

Additional information regarding the event can be obtained by calling the ARS Regional Headquarters at (818) 500-1343, e-mailing [email protected], or visiting the ARS website at

This seminar will be presented bilingually. Admission is free and a reception will follow the lectures.

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