December 18, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Karine Birazian
tel: (917) 428-1918

ANCA-ER DIRECTOR TO EXPAND HAI TAHD PARTICIPATION ON UPCOMING ARMENIAN HERITAGE CRUISE

Attendees expected to gain further insight on Eastern, Western, and National perspectives of the ANCA

New York, NY- In less than a month, Armenians from around the world will board the Costa Fortuna for the 11th annual Armenian Heritage Cruise (AHC). With close to 2000 registered guests, those attending will have a variety of activities to choose from, including various cultural, educational, and social events planned throughout the week, including a presentation by the Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Region Executive Director (ANCA-ER).

The first morning at sea, ANCA ER Director Karine Birazian will be presenting a lecture entitled A Year of Firsts: Reflecting on 2007 and Future Hai Tahd Activities, on Monday, January 14th at 10:30am. The lecture will focus on the many successes and activities the ANCA is actively engaged in, including the withdrawal of Ambassador nomination Dick Hoagland, encouraging local communities No Place for Hate Chapters to sever ties with the National Anti Defamation League (ADL), the significant progress of genocide recognition and H. Res 106, and much more.

“2007 has been such an exciting and overwhelming year for the ANCA. This will be a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and future goals and projects for 2008,” commented Birazian. Those that attend the lecture will be entered in a chance to win a free one-year subscription of the Armenian Weekly or Hairenik Newspaper as well as meet and hear from ANCA Legislative Affairs Director Raffi Karakashian, Esq. & ANC WR Executive Director Antranig Kzirian Esq.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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