PRESS RELEASE
February 1, 2015

ARMENIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.armenianidentity.org


PANEL DISCUSSION - `ARMENIAN IDENTITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY'


GLENDALE, CA - On Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Armenian Identity
Movement ("AIM") invites members of the community to a panel discussion
on the current status of, and the challenges facing Armenian identity in
Southern California, to be held at Glendale Public Library at 3:00pm
PST.

For the past several decades, the internet has been changing how people
share and absorb new information. Globalization is threatening the
sovereignty of small nations and the identity of their peoples. The
accelerated pace of assimilation of new generations among diasporan
communities has become a grave concern. The Armenian nation and its
diaspora in Southern California are no exception, and must also address
how to deal with these challenges.

The panel will bring together voices from many different perspectives to
discuss these challenges through a question and answer format. The
discussion will touch on many aspects of identity, including, "What is
the current state of Armenian identity in Southern California?" and "How
can we promote Armenian identity among the community?"

The panelists include:

* Father Vazken Movsesian, A priest of the Armenian Church
* Tsoline Konialian-Matossian, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and
Mother
* Maral Voskian, Elementary Armenian language instructor at AGBU
Manoogian-Demirdjian School
* Edgar Martirosyan, Attorney and activist
* Armen Manuk-Khaloyan, Armenian Studies and History Master's
candidate at CSUN
* Kevork Kurdoghlian, UCLA Political Science bachelor's candidate

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A. We strongly
encourage all members of the Southern California Armenian community,
especially parents and youth, as well as other concerned individuals to
attend.

About Armenian Identity Movement

Armenian Identity Movement ("AIM") is an organization that has been
developed to address the challenges of maintaining the Armenian identity
among diasporan communities. Its vision is to develop a conscious,
modern and inclusive Armenian Identity among the Armenian Diaspora. Its
mission is to act as a platform to create programs that explore and
reinvigorate the Armenian identity. It seeks to design programs that
help build a modern, open and positive sense of not only "being"
Armenian, but also "feeling" Armenian - a feeling that is ingrained with
the knowledge of an informed and conscious identity.

For more information about the Armenian Identity Movement please visit
http://www.armenianidentity.org