2019 ANC-WR Grassroots Conference

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Pasadena Convention Center

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

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The dynamic 2 day ANC-WR biennial Grassroots Conference is the fifth in a groundbreaking series of informative and inspirational lectures which brings together artists, academics, legal experts, and political officials with hundreds of activists from all over the world to explore issues related to the Armenian Cause and to develop and promote new avenues of leadership and civic engagement.

Ticket includes:

- Friday evening Armenian Women in Media Panel, Cocktail Reception, and Live Performance by Bei Ru
- Saturday Panels, Lunch and Live Performance by Element Band
- ANCA Tote Bag

Friday, October 18, 2019

6:30 PM DOORS OPEN

7:30 PM ARMENIAN WOMEN IN MEDIA

The media is an essential tool to promote and advance important issues and can be a challenge to navigate when it comes to issues important to the Armenian community. This panel will discuss various media opportunities, as well as the factors and considerations that go into media content. Each panelist will bring her unique experience and knowledge to educate the conference on the dynamics of today’s media in the United States and abroad.

Sona Movsesian (Moderator) - Conan

Ellina Abovian - KTLA 5 News

Anna Kachikyan - The Armenian Report

Araksya Karapetyan - KTTV Fox 11's Good Day L.A.

Ella Sogomonian - KRON ON

9:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION | PERFORMANCE BY BEI-RU

Co-Sponsored by ANCA Professional Network


Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:30 AM DOORS OPEN

9:00 AM BREAKFAST

10:00 AM Turkey

This panel will dissect and analyze the many topics surrounding Turkey and the current state of Western Armenia. The wide range of issues includes legal arguments regarding reparations and the Treaty of Sevres, hidden Armenians, and Armenians in Western Armenia and cultural losses in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide.

Part 1 - Turkey and the Armenian Genocide: Consequences and Resolution

Dissect and analyze the many topics surrounding Turkey, including the current state of Western Armenia and the cultural-historical losses in the aftermath of the Genocide.


Ani Hovannisian - Director, Producer, Filmmaker

Heghnar Watenpaugh, Ph.D. - Professor at UC Davis

Part 2 - Turkey's Invasion of Syria: Legal Impact and Ramifications

Analyze the current invasion of Syria by Turkey, including a discussion on the legality, context, current development, and future ramifications for Armenia and the region.

Edvin Minassian, Esq. - Legal Expert

Khatchig Mouradian, Ph.D.- MESAAS Lecturer at Columbia University


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Highlight and educate the community about the opportunities and cornerstones of American democracy. An informed and engaged citizenry is the best guarantee that the government and the people serving are held accountable and are performing their duties diligently and for the benefit of all. This panel will explore avenues by which people can get more involved in the governance system through a number of boards and commissions, voter education and participation, 2020 Census, etc.

Aram Hamparian (Moderator) - ANCA Executive Director

Dean C. Logan - LA County Registrar-Recorder / County Clerk

Alex Padilla - California State Secretary

Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez, Esq. - California Appointments Secretary

1:00 PM LUNCH | PERFORMANCE BY ELEMENT BAND

ARTSAKH AND ACTIVISM IN THE UNITED STATES

Discuss the various threats and issues to Artsakh and what the grassroots can do to organize and advocate on its behalf. Artsakh, despite its beauty, promise, and potential for growth is constantly at risk to Azerbaijani and Turkish hostility. Activism in the United States and in the Diaspora is an important element to its survival.

Simon Maghakyan (Panelist and Moderator) - Djulfa Expert

Armine Aleksanyan - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh

Amasia Zargarian - Grants and Development Manager of the HALO Trust

HOMELAND AND THE DIASPORA

Examine the ever-evolving dynamic between Armenia and the Diaspora, which has now entered a new chapter following the Velvet Revolution. There is a renewed opportunity for growth and teamwork for the betterment of Armenia, Artsakh, and homeland-diaspora ventures. This panel will discuss the needs, challenges, and opportunities for homeland-diaspora relations in this new era.

Ara Khachatourian (Moderator) - Asbarez Editor

Antranig Kasbarian, Ph.D. - Director of Development at Tufenkian Foundation Nerses Kopalyan, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor at UNLV

Taron Lizagub - COO of U.S. operations at gg

Zareh Sinanyan - High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs of Armenia


5:30 PM GRASSROOTS CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

2019 Grassroots Conference conclusion

*Panel times are subject to change*


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Pasadena Convention Center

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

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