I N T H I S I S S U E - We Want Europe in Artsakh - AGBU Youth Programs 2017
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A G B U S U M M E R P R O G R A M S
AGBU YEREVAN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2017 As part of theAGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program, 28 students from Syria, Turkey, the UK, and the US spent six unforgettable weeks in Armenia interning at the premier institutions and organizations of the country. This was a period of professional enrichment, exchange of experience and networking, seasoned with fun and adventures. See the photos here.
AGBU MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM 2017: GALA CONCERT After 3-weeks of master classes, lectures and rehearsals,AGBU Musical Armenia Program2017 culminated with a final gala concert, a true celebration for the MAP participants, their professors, and music lovers. We're starting preparations for the Musical Armenia Program 2018! See the photos here.
AGBU DISCOVER ARMENIA PROGRAM 2017 In its 14th year of implementation, AGBU Discover Armenia Program hit a new record of 52 host participants from 10 different countries. The Program also marked the 10th year of its successful partnership with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia. Read our feature story: “Discover Armenia”: The Secret of Being Armenian and a Human.
ANTRANIK SCOUT CAMP CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY AGBU’s Antranik Scout Camp in the Lori region continues to be a hub for AGBU’s scouting activities. In its 10th season, the camp hosted more than 200 AGBU scouts from Argentina, Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Uruguay, and the USA, who came to explore Armenia’s beautiful nature and landmarks, learn scoutcraft, and form friendships with other youth. Read more here.
POUR ARMÉNIE, TERRE DE VIE “Arménie, Terre de Vie” project was conceived in 2011. Young Armenians participating in the initiative come together once in two years to carry out a social project in their home country. Today “Arménie, Terre de Vie” program has expanded to include also foreigners for many of whom Armenia feels like a second homeland. Read our feature story: Pour Arménie, Terre de Vie, allez, allez, allez!
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WE WANT EUROPE IN ARTSAKH AGBU Armeniahosted a press briefing to present AGBU Europe’s campaign for the European Union to engage in Artsakh. The speakers - Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, AGBU Armenia Executive Director Talar Kazanjian, AGBU EuropeDirector Nicolas Tavitian and Coordinator of the Federation of Armenian Organizations in Belgium Shahnur Minasyan - presented the goals of the campaign. Read more here.Sign the appeal here.Watch the press conference here.
ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS CATALOGUE PUBLISHED THROUGH AGBU'S SPONSORSHIP The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran) published volume IX of The General Catalogue of Armenian Manuscripts of the Mashtots Matenadaran. AGBU sponsored the publication of this volume, as part of its mission to preserve and promote Armenian heritage and culture. Read more here.
AGBU'S MARIE MANOOGIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ARMENIA Gaduate students of AGBU Marie Manoogian School in Buenos Aires visited AGBU Armenia HQ. They toured the building, got acquainted with AGBU Armenia's ongoing projects, youth program and cultural initiatives. See our Facebook post here.
STITCHED WITH LOVE This photo message warms our hearts as this tiny hat will warm a little miracle somewhere in Artsakh. Stitched with love and care by Betty Cherkezian and women of New Jersey for newborns of Artsakh! See our Facebook post here.
"A HANDFUL OF KESSAB FOLK SONGS" AGBU Armeniahosted an evening called “A Handful of Kessab Folk Songs”, presented by Khatchig Khatchadourian, Arax Mahdessian, and Hagop Tcholakian. Arax Mahdessian performed folk songs from the collection of Hagop Tcholakian’s “Kessab: Ethnography & Folklore” book. Tcholakian also talked about the songs and presented their meaning and rituals during which the songs were performed. See the event photos here.
GOLDEN APRICOT - 2017 AGBU Armenia hosted a series of Master Classes with prominent filmmakers and movie critics, including Boris Khlebnikov, Ildiko Enyedi, Ciro Guerra, Tom McSorley and Roger Koza, as part of the 14th Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
Watch the Master Classeshere.
EURASIADOC Docmonde's EurasiaDoc program has been organizing documentary scriptwriting residencies and co-production meetings since 2011. This year AGBU Armenia hosted the EurasiaDoc meetings between the trainers and the authors from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey. See the event photos here.
VAHAN ARTSRUNI PRESENTED HIS "MASHTOTS-KOMITAS" PROJECT Singer and songwriter Vahan Artsruni presented his "Mashtots-Komitas" project , which is part of a new concert series in Armenia.
See the event photoshere.
YERVAND MARGARYAN JAZZ QUARTET After a lasting international tour, trumpet player Yervand Margaryan's jazz quartet presented a beautiful jazz evening at AGBU Armenia. Here are some photos of the event.
HYUSNUNTS QUARTET FEAT. ALEX BABOIAN AT AGBU ARMENIA Warm atmosphere and drive filled the air at the sold out concert of the HyusnuntsQuartet, featuring guitar playerAlex Baboianfrom USA. See the event photos here.
CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA - 2017 "PIERROT LE FOU" Jean Luc Godard's "Pierrot le fou" concluded season 1 of the Classic French Cinema series co-organized by AGBU Armenia, Alliance Française d'Arménie and AFG Film Club, Follow our news on Facebook for season 2 starting September 2017. See the event photoshere.
B R I D G E F O R C S O s Bringing Real Impact with Diaspora & Global Engagement
#TOGETHER4ARMENIA Only days after we featured the GOALS program we had the perfect match! David Dikranian, a US-based professional women’s soccer coach, has shared his expertise with the GOALS team and girls coaches in the villages of Armenia. See our Facebook post here. Stay tuned for our amazing projects, volunteering and pro-bono consulting opportunities by following the BRIDGE for CSOs Facebook page and the website!
A G B U G L O B A L
OVER 400 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ATTENDED AGBU FOCUS 2017 IN BEIRUT Young professionals boarded flights from as far as Australia, Brazil, Thailand and beyond to participate in AGBU FOCUS 2017 in Beirut from August 2 to 6. Following the tradition established sixteen years ago, over 400 guests came together to expand their networks through meaningful exchange while discovering the cosmopolitan Lebanese capital and attending an unparalleled set of cultural and social events.
Read the article here.
AGBU LAUNCHES "PROMISE TO EDUCATE" CAMPAIGN Let’s bring The Promise to classrooms across the US and Canada. A donation of $100 will provide 5 educational institutions with the #KeepthePromise genocide educational packages, which includes the DVD, a study guide and other tools and resources. With your help, we can encourage genocide prevention through education. You too, can bring your contribution to our efforts of raising awareness about the Armenian Genocide in the educational institutions. Click here for more.
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
OCTOBER 4 - NOVEMBER 4: EXHIBITION: Bedig Bedrosyan, “Wharfs” (National Gallery of Armenia)
OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 1: ՞ReAnimania՞ Festival
NOVEMBER 2 - FILM SCREENING: Le salaire de la peur | The Wages Of Fear (19:00)
NOVEMBER 14 - 18: ՞Kin՞ Film Festival