CUSIB member Appo Jabarian supports Armenian genocide memorial project

Appo Jabarian

In couple of years, Armenians all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first genocide of the 20th century when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred. To keep the memory of 1.5 million Armenians alive, 166 memorial monuments have been erected in 33 countries worldwide.

Appo Jabarian

Appo Jabarian

Appo Jabarian, member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org), has actively supported efforts in Pasadena, California to commemorate the Armenian genocide anniversary.

The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee has planned a memorial to be constructed in Pasadena Memorial Park by 2015.

On July 16, 2013, the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the proposed design by Catherine Menard, a student at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.

The City of Pasadena has scheduled the City Council hearing for September 9th for the review and approval of the memorial design.

“As a descendant of orphaned Armenian Genocide survivors from both my maternal and paternal sides, I feel empowered by the spirit of humanity of the City of Pasadena Recreation and Parks Commission,” Mr. Jabarian said.

“Erection of such memorials not only helps keep the collective memory alive, but also underlines the continued denial by the perpetrator Turkey of this Crime Against Humanity. The Memorial also helps amplify the fact that Turkey continues to escape accountability,” Mr. Jabarian stated.

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