Community Mobilizes for April 24 ‘Rally for Justice’ in Los Angeles
Los Angeles—Community organizations have come together once again to call for justice for Armenian Genocide. On Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m., a community-wide RALLY FOR JUSTICE will be held in front of the Turkish Consulate at 6300 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to commemorate the 100+1 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide as the fight continued for a just resolution and against denial of this still unpunished crime against humanity.
All leading religious, political, youth, and advocacy organizations of the community have come together once again after last year’s unprecedented Centennial March for Justice to organize the 2016 Rally for Justice.
“Strengthened by our unity, we call upon all segments of our community to join the Armenian Genocide Committee in making our collective voice heard as one Nation for one Cause,” the organizing committee said in a statement last week.
The statement was signed by: Armenian Genocide Committee, Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Catholic Church of North America,Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, Social Democrat Hunchak Party, Armenian General Benevolent Union – Western District, Armenian Relief Society – Western USA, Armenian Youth Federation, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region, Armenian Council of America, Armenian Rights Council, Armenian Bar Association, and organization of Istanbul Armenians.
Although traffic will be lighter this year on Sunday, bus transportation will be provided from churches, schools and community centers throughout Southern California. Pick up/Drop off locations will be announced soon.
Rally for Justice t-shirts are on sale at Jons Marketplace locations in Glendale, Hollywood and Valley Village and are also available online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com. Proceeds from all sales will go entirely toward funding the Rally for Justice.