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This Year, Armenian Americans Find Other Ways To Remember 1915 Genocide

Thousands of members of the Armenian community march to the Turkish Consulate on this date three years ago in L.A. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day today around L.A. will be very different than in other years:

  • No marches
  • No large public gatherings

But local Armenian Americans are finding other ways to join as a community and remember the systematic expulsion and mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish Empire in 1915.
They'll mark the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by donating to charity — such as donating meals to those who need them — and tuning in to live-streamed commemorations instead.

LAist has compiled a list of different ways in which L.A.'s Armenian Americans are remembering.


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