Events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held across Los Angeles.
The Redlands Daily Star presents some of the upcoming events in the Los Angeles area in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:
• “America We Thank You,” a traveling exhibit of 28 color panels curated by the Near East Foundation in recognition of the generosity of the American people. Through April 30.Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street.
• “Life100,” showcasing the artwork of more than 50 artists from Armenia and L.A. Opening reception Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., exhibit runs through May 1.Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
• “Celebration of Life” reflects on the survival of the Armenian nation, including keynote address by Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and musical and audiovisual presentations of artistic works. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday, Ararat Home of Los Angeles-Deukmejian Grand Ballroom.
• “Armenians and Turkey: A Day of Documentary and Short Films,” presented by USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies, on March 22, 2 to 7 p.m. Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
• “100 Years Later: The Shared Reflections of Two Communities — A Commemoration of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide,” presented by the American Jewish Committee and the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church and featuring keynote speeches by Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and Richard Hovannisian, UCLA professor emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern history at UCLA, 6 p.m. March 22. Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, Nazareth & Sima Kalaydjian Hall.
• “I Am Armenian: A Year of Armenian Culture and History on Film” series, including “Ravished Armenia” (1919), 7:30 p.m. March 25; “Aghet” (2010), 7:30 p.m. April 14.
• Fresno State New Music Ensemble presents compositions by living Armenian composers. Part of the Brand Library & Art Center’s “Life100” dedication, the concert is sponsored by Brand Associates and the Armenian General Benevolent Union. 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
• Part of the Brand Library & Art Center’s “Life100” dedication, “Sharing Our Stories: Voices of Survivors” reflects on the past century of genocidal crimes, with narratives by the Armenian, Jewish, Cambodian, Bosnian and Rwandan communities. 1 to 4 p.m. April 11. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
• The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee’s ceremony and unveiling of the Armenian Genocide monument. 3 p.m. April 18. Pasadena Memorial Park, 30 N. Raymond Ave.
• Part of the Brand Library & Art Center’s “Life100” dedication, “Classics by Komitas” features the music of the renowned composer, considered the founder of the Armenian national school of music. 2 p.m. April 19. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
• March for Justice, a six-mile walk from Little Armenia to the Turkish Consulate organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee. 10 a.m. April 4.
• Ceremony at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello.
• Part of the Brand Library & Art Center’s “Life100” dedication, a screening of “The Color of Pomegranates,” a 1968 film by Soviet-Armenian writer-director Sergei Parajanov. 7 to 10 p.m. April 30. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.