Sun, 24 Jan 5pm: A Virtual Benefit Concert supporting Humanitarian Aid for families Displaced from Artsakh

A Virtual Benefit Concert Supporting Humanitarian Aid
for Families Displaced from Artsakh


A Virtual Benefit Concert Supporting Humanitarian Aid
for Families Displaced from Artsakh 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

5 PM

All donations to benefit The Western Diocese Humanitarian Initiative aimed at supporting displaced families from Artsakh.

Featuring Artists:  AraksAghazarian, TatevAmiryan, KaroAvakian, NadimaAvakyan, HeghineBoloyan,  Arlene Boyd, SoussannaChoubarian, The Mazmanians, ArmenaPetrosova, and Armen Phelps


Donate Online at: or mail checks to St. Vartan Church, 650 Spruce St., Oakland, CA  94610

Concert Link: or

For More Information:

Liz Ojakian   / 510.351.6754

Zaven Kanneian    /  510.528.1807

Nov 6-8: Hamazkayin Movie Fundraiser

See Links below

The Last Inhabitant:
Sneak Peek:

Meet Executive Producer Adrineh Mirzayan via Zoom Sunday, November 8 at 8pm:

Additional Donations:

Armenian film director, Jivan  Avetisyan was born in Gyumri and raised in Artsakh.  He grew up during one of the most violent conflicts in the Caucuses and understands well the brutal consequences of war.  Jivan’s lifelong dream of storytelling, of chronicling history, and putting Artsakh on the world map has been realized through the art of filmmaking.  Jivan has created well over twenty documentaries, short films, and three feature films, Tevanik, The Last Inhabitant, and Gate to Heaven.  Jivan’s first feature film, Tevanik, has been recognized in over twenty international film festivals claiming over twenty awards including Best Feature Film.  His second feature film The Last Inhabitant was screened at A class international film festivals including Shanghai and Venice and was considered for the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Score in the 73rd Golden Globe Awards; it won Best Feature Film and Best Actor Award at the Scandinavian International Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland. 
Films about Artsakh raise awareness to the current situation.  Please show your support.

Resources for You

To:  Members of the Bay Area Armenian Community

We are writing to inform you of the following resources:

  • Announcing Events: Please inform the Task Force of your planned activities. We can help disseminate the information. Also, please announce your events through the following media:
    • @baaunited  – Bay Area Armenians United on Instagram
  • Guidelines: Please review and use the attached guidelines about contacting the media and NGOs and organizing rallies and protests. More guidelines will be forthcoming. 
  • Media archive: AGBU has compiled news articles on the war in different languages, which is accessible at  Use these articles to inform your friends and associates through social media and other means.
  • Financial Donations:  The most effective way to help Artsakh at this moment is by making financial donations. In the US, you can donate to Armenia Fund at This is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to it are tax-deductible. 

Please consider joining one of the committees that we have formed. The committees and liaisons on the Task Force are:

We encourage you to forward this letter and information to your membership as appropriate.

Thank you.

Defend Armenia

Նամակ Հայաստանի Հանրապետության Սփյուռքի Գործերի Գլխավոր Հանձնակատարից (ստորև և կից ՝ հայերեն և անգլերեն)Letter from the Republic of Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs (below and attached, in Armenian and English)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Our Homeland is under attack. The future of the Armenian Nation is in peril. Azerbaijan and Turkey have launched an all-out assault on Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in the hopes of fulfilling their age-old genocidal goal of exterminating the Armenian people.  

This is the greatest threat to our existence since the Genocide and the time has come for unprecedented action and courage. From Sydney to Los Angeles, from Paris to Buenos Aires, from Moscow to Beirut, every Armenian has a role to play in this monumental battle for survival, against oppression and evil.  

The time has come to mirror the heroism of our brothers and sisters on the frontlines, to be worthy of their sacrifice, to share the honor of having defended our home together. 

You can stand shoulder to shoulder with our soldiers and volunteers by continuing to support them and donating to Armenia Fund. The men and women defending the trenches under constant bombardment from Azeri artillery and Turkish drones, need your assistance to be able to continue defending our homeland. Today is the day, tomorrow will be too late.    

You in the Diaspora are Armenia’s only ally. At this decisive moment, the Homeland needs YOU at its side. Together we shall prevail.  

Donate now at or at  


Zareh Sinanyan

High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs

Republic of Armenia

Զարեհ Սինանյան

Հայաստանի Հանրապետության 

Սփյուռքի Գործերի Գլխավոր Հանձնակատար

Stand with Artsakh

Artsakh Solidarity Rally  Join us in solidarity with Artaskh. Get the latest news from the frontlines, the diplomatic war, and the media trends. Hear from Armenian-American organizations about their game plans and get information on ways to translate your support into action. 

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 6PM-7PM

Khachaturian Armenian Community Center
825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco CA 94132

This event is outdoors.
Face masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.
Parking lots will be closed. Please park along Brotherhood Way.

============We Are Our Borders; All For Artsakh  

Supporting Artsakh Now

Tufenkian Foundation

After a quick assessment and close consultations with Artsakh authorities, our team in Stepanakert has prepared the list of areas where the Foundation can make the biggest difference. For now, we urge you to donate through our special campaign page to support three main areas of need: 
Special care kits for our soldiers 
Food and other supplies for Artsakh families in shelters 
* Medical supplies to care for the wounded


Emergency Reconstruction Fund by the Paros Foundation

In immediate response to the renewed Azeri attacks on civilian populations in the Berd Consolidated Communities of Armenia’s Tavush Region, The Paros Foundation launched an Emergency Reconstruction Fund. Funds raised will be immediately deployed to repair the most severely damaged homes shelled in this recent Azeri attack.

New book for children: Parev, Yerevan: An Armenian Children’s Book

Parev, Yerevan is a fun, engaging, and educational board book in Armenian about Yerevan. Beautifully illustrated, it takes the reader through well-known sites in Yerevan and showcases Armenian culture and history in a simple and captivating manner. It exposes children to both the Armenian language and the spirit of Armenia. This is a great introduction to Yerevan for young children!

My goal is to expose children to the Armenian language and help foster a connection to Armenia at a young age. Since there are very few board books in Armenia, this book is an ideal engagement tool for young children.

Please visit my page at to learn more about my campaign and pre-order your copy. Thank you!