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I N   T H I S   I S S U E
- THE PROMISE OPENS WORLDWIDE IN APRIL
- AGBU LEBANON SHOWCASES THE IMPACT OF ARMENIANS ON ARCHITECTURE IN LEBANON
- AGBU PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT HOSTS MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN AND FRIENDS 
- AGBU AND UNICEF PARTNER TO STRENGTHEN ARMENIA'S CIVIL SOCIETY
- AGBU ENSURES THE MESSAGE OF THE PROMISE IS HEARD WORLDWIDE
- ARMENIAN CELEBRITIES JOIN WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT THE PROMISE
- BUILDING AN INDUSTRY: CREATIVE TOMORROW
- AGBU EUROPE'S "EU FOR ARTSAKH" CAMPAIGN
- AVC PARTICIPATES IN UNESCO'S INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY CELEBRATIONS
- FLOWER GATHERING ORGANIZED BY AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS
- AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS HOLD CANDLE LIGHTING IN MEMORY OF THE GENOCIDE VICTIMS 
- CELEBRATING AGBU's 111TH ANNIVERSARY!
- AGBU ARMENIA EVENTS
- BRIDGE FOR CSOs: INTERVIEW WITH CIVILNET
- PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYRS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
- MUSICAL ARMENIA: GET INSPIRED. MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
- LAST CHANCE TO APPLY TO AGBU'S "DISCOVER ARMENIA" YOUTH TRIP
- UPCOMING EVENTS
A G B U   G L O B A L

 

THE PROMISE OPENS WORLDWIDE IN APRIL
The Promise, the first big budget, wide-release feature film on the Armenian Genocide, produced by the legendary Kirk Kerkorian's Survival Pictures and directed by Academy Award-winner Terry George opened worldwide in April. 
AAA, AGBU, ANCA and other pan-Armenian organizations worldwide are revamping the grassroots outreach and encourage you to join the #KeepThePromise campaign.
All proceeds from the film will be donated to non-profit organizations, the first time for a film of this scale.  

Read more here. 
AGBU LEBANON SHOWCASES THE IMPACT OF ARMENIANS ON ARCHITECTURE IN LEBANON 
AGBU Lebanon, in collaboration with the Embassy of Armenia in Lebanon and under the patronage of the Minister of Culture Ghattas Khoury, organized a lecture in French called "Armenian Architecture in Lebanon: a Question of Identity".
Read more here.
AGBU PAD HOSTS MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN AND FRIENDS
The AGBU Performing Arts Department (PAD) - in collaboration with D’LAYL Productions and the Armenian Student Association at Columbia University - hosted a concert with the Armenian ethno-jazz group Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends at DROM in New York. 
Read more 
here.
N E W S
AGBU AND UNICEF PARTNER TO STRENGTHEN ARMENIA'S CIVIL SOCIETY
UNICEF country office in Armenia and AGBU Armenia signed a memorandum of understanding in Yerevan, whereby the two organizations joined hands to promote diaspora engagement for local community and civil society development in Armenia through the free web-based Together4Armenia.am platform.  Read more here
AGBU ARMENIA HOLDS CLOSED SCREENING OF "THE PROMISE" IN YEREVAN
AGBU ENSURES THE MESSAGE OF THE PROMISE IS HEARD WORLDWIDE 
On April 23, AGBU Armenia, RA MoFA and Sharm Holding LLC hosted a closed screening of The Promise in Yerevan. Eric Esrailian, co-producer of The Promise; AGBU; a joint coalition of Armenian organizations in Armenia and the diaspora; and world-renowned celebrities have joined forces in the global promotional campaign to make sure the film's message is heard all over the world.
Read full article here.
ARMENIAN CELEBRITIES JOIN WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT THE PROMISE
This video was created by AGBU Armenia and CivilNet TV. We cordially thank each and every individual who helped make this initiative a reality. See and share our FB post with your friends!
AGBU IS BUILDING THE CREATIVE FUTURE ON ARMENIA-DIASPORA UNITY
Taking stock of the present to build the future: the hall was full of creative people, a spirit of innovation was in the air. Hosted by AGBU Armenia for a full day event on the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI), they came together to collectively design a vision. 
Read full article
here.
 
AGBU Europe delegation meets the Artsakh Government
EU FOR ARTSAKH CAMPAIGN: AGBU EUROPE DELEGATION IN ARTSAKH
A delegation of AGBU Young Professionals and lobbyists headed by AGBU Europe Director Nicolas Tavitian visited Artsakh as part of AGBU Europe’s “EU for Artsakh” campaign that aims to end the forced isolation and for the European Union to engage with Artsakh, in line with its policy of “Engagement without Recognition” applied in Northern Cyprus, Palestine, Abkhazia and Transdnistria.
Read full article
here.

Watch the video here.
AGBU AVC PARTICIPATES IN UNESCO IMLD CELEBRATIONS
International Mother Language Day is celebrated in the UNESCO headquarters and many countries worldwide. In Armenia, IMLD was marked with active participation of Armenian Virtual College (AVC) in a series of five dedicated events to our mother tongue. 
Read the full article
here
FLOWER GATHERING ORGANIZED BY AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS
AGBU Yerevan Scouts in collaboration with Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and with the participation of hundreds of volunteers organized this year's flower gathering event at the Armenian Genocide Memorial - Tsitsernakabert.
After undergoing several stages of recycling the symbols of memory will get a second life: the stems will turn into bio-fertilizers, and the petals will make handmade recycled paper.
Read the full article 
here.
Watch the video here.
To join AGBU Yerevan Scout movement please call 094 778825.
AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS:
CANDLE LIGHTING 

AGBU Yerevan Scouts held a candle lighting ceremony at Yerevan's Victory Park for the souls of the 1.5 million Armenians massacred during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
See our FB post here. 

 
CELEBRATING AGBU's 111TH ANNIVERSARY
On the occasion of AGBU's 111th anniversary, AGBU Yerevan Scouts laid flowers at the AGBU Presidents' statues at the Benefactors' Pathway in Yerevan's Circular Park.
See our post 
here
E V E N T S

 

CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA:
2017 | SEASON 1

Beginning from April, Alliance Française d'ArménieAFG Film Club and AGBU Armenia, in partnership with Institut Français, launched a program of Classic French Cinema. We cordially invite all movie lovers, fans and filmmakers, the first Thursday of every month, to the screenings of restored French classic movies in their original language and with English subtitles. Admission is free.
Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion" opened Season 1 of the series on April 6. 
See the event photos
here.
JOHN HODIAN AND THE NAGHASH ENSEMBLE AT AGBU ARMENIA
An evening of incredible sounds of Armenian folk songs combined with new classical music and the energy of rock and jazz, based on the texts by medieval Armenian poet and priest Mkrtich Naghash, by John Hodian and The Naghash Ensemble at AGBU Armenia.
See the event photos here.
CROSSROADS-2017
As part of the "Crossroads-2017" contemporary music festival organized by Quarter Tone in partnership with AGBU and Wallonia-Brussels International, on April 27, AGBU Armenia hosted Belgian-Armenian pianist Laurence Mekhitarian and flutist Aram Hovhannisyan from Switzerland.
See the event photos here.
COLOR GRADING WITH ANASTASIA SHEPHERD
The amazing world of colors and images opened its doors in front of our audience through the Color Grading master class by Anastasia Shepherd at AGBU Armenia.
See our FB post
here.
CULTURAL DIALOGUE:
TATEV MNATSAKANYAN

AGBU 111th anniversary celebratory events continued with the “Cultural Dialogue”, a global photo arts project that pays tribute to the life and art of Armenian artists in the diaspora. Tatev Mnatsakanyan’s “Armenia and Egypt” series, on view at AGBUExhibitions until June 4th, is a symbolic choice celebrating AGBU’s founders who established the organization in Cairo on April 15, 1906.
See the full article 
here. 
AGBU ARMENIA HOSTS A LITERARY EVENING WITH MARY SAHAKYAN
Union of Armenian Writers and AGBU Armenia partnered for a literary evening with children's writer Mary Sahakyan at AGBU Armenia Hall on April 28. 
See our post
here.
B R I D G E   F O R   C S O s
Bringing Real Impact with Diaspora Global Engagement
ՀԲԸՄ-ՅՈՒՆԻՍԵՖ: Սփյուռքի մասնագիտական ներուժը կուղղվի ՔՀԿ-ների և համայնքային զարգացմանը Հայաստանում
AGBU AND UNICEF DISCUSS NEW PARTNERHSIP AT CIVILNET TV
AGBU Armenia's "BRIDGE for CSOs" project Team Leader Arsen Stepanyan and UNICEF Armenia's Social Protection Officer Armenuhi Hovakimyan gave an interview to CivilNet TV explaining the implications for the MoU signed between AGBU and UNICEF   
 
P E R S P E C T I V E
by Hakob Mikayelian
PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYRS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
It was the 24th of April. The human river was flowing towards the Genocide Memorial at Tsitsernakaberd. They were pilgrims who came to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1915. 
Read the feature story here.
See the photo report here.
E D U C A T I O N A L  &  Y O U T H   P R O G R A M S
AGBU Musical Armenia Program - Get Inspired. Make it your own.
MUSICAL ARMENIA: GET INSPIRED,
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

Make your summer plans today and apply for the AGBU Musical Armenia Program, July 10-30, 2017!
Learn about an ancient musical tradition, surrounded by Armenia's rich culture and landscape; meet like-minded people from around the world; perfect your skills (and learn new ones!); perform and attend countless concerts and events and so much more!
Apply 
here.

JOIN DISCOVER ARMENIA 2017
AGBU Discover Armenia Youth Program for summer 2017 is almost sold out.
Last chance for teenagers from all over the world to join the trip!
Apply while you still can.
For more information click here:
http://discoverarmenia.org/
Apply here: http://discoverarmenia.org/apply.php

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

MAY 24: CONCERT: Miqayel Voskanyan and Sevana Chakerian (19:30)   
JUNE 1: FILM: CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA: Pickpocket (19:00)
JUNE 5: CONCERT: Acoustic evening with the Beautified Project (19:30)
JUNE 12: CONCERT: Artyom Manukyan trio (19:30)
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