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Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee Establishes Pan-Armenian Body in Los Angeles
GLENDALE — The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee (AGCC) of Los Angeles was established on August 9, 2012 to steer and coordinate multifaceted commemorative activities in the Western United States in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th, 2015.
The establishment of AGCC was preceded by a series of community-wide consultations among the major Armenian-American organizations on the West Coast. The creation of AGCC reflects the decision of these organizations to streamline their centennial activities under a single umbrella and a unified strategic plan.
The following major Armenian-American organizations and institutions have joined together to form the AGCC:
Western Diocese of the Armenian Church,
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church,
Armenian Catholic Church,
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America,
Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Western Region,
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party,
Social Democratic Hunchakian Party,
Armenian General Benevolent Union, Western District,
Armenian Relief Society, Western US,
Armenia Fund, Western Region US,
United Armenian Fund,
Armenian Council of America,
Armenian National Committee, Western Region,
Armenian Rights Council,
Armenian Assembly of America,
USC Institute of Armenian Studies
AGCC will coordinate the activities of regional committees throughout the West Coast and foster their grassroots initiatives. AGCC will also work closely with the Central Commemorative Committee in Armenia and Diasporan commemorative groups worldwide.