Be The Change Series - Armenia, Artsakh, Diaspora

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

In honor of Armenian History Month, the Ventura County Library along with the Southern California Library Cooperative are continuing their Be The Change Series with "Armenia, Artsakh, Diaspora – Memory, Identity, and Responsibility: A Conversation with Eric Hacopian and Salpi Ghazarian."

Political consultant and commentator Eric Hacopian will be in conversation with Salpi Ghazarian, Director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, about Armenia now.

Eric Hacopian is a 30-year veteran of American politics, having worked on campaigns from the local to the presidential level. For the past 22 years, he has been the principal at EDH & Associates, a Southern California-based Democratic consulting firm. He has lived in Armenia since 2017.

Salpi H. Ghazarian joined the USC Institute of Armenian Studies in 2014 to lead a global intellectual center that brings together the skills, training and passion of scholars, practitioners and leaders to address and resolve national and global challenges impacting communities in California, the US and the Republic of Armenia.

This pre-recorded conversation will premiere on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Month Page and YouTube channel on Thursday, April 8, 6:30pm.

The Be The Change series takes place in conjunction with such commemorations as Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Armenian Genocide Remembrance, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, and LGBTQ+ Pride. The series will also examine the one-year anniversary of the 2020 racial justice protests and 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The series will include virtual lectures, exhibits, and online programming from authors, curators, and historians.

The series is brought to you by the Ventura County Library in partnership with the Southern California Library Cooperative and Outlook Newspapers. The series is led by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, with funding from the City of Glendale Urban Art Fund. For more information or to register, visit

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