By Jason KUROSU
One hundred years have passed since the events of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of up to 1.5 million Armenians, and local groups are banding together to ensure that significant milestone does not pass unforgotten.
“100 Days to 100 Years” is being hosted by the Armenian Clubs of Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet, Glendale and Hoover high schools. The event will be held at the Glendale Unified School District boardroom, located at 223 N. Jackson St., starting at 6:30 p.m.
The event commences one hundred days from April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, a national holiday in Armenia and a statewide day of remembrance in California. Other organizations such as the Armenian Youth Federation will be holding daily demonstrations and protests until April 24, which will end with a march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles.
Currently, the Turkish government maintains its denial of the Armenian Genocide.