Armenian Genocide: Several events planned around LA to commemorate 107th anniversary

LOS ANGELES, CA (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenian-Americans and supporters rally throughout Los Angeles and around the world to bring awareness and attention to the Armenian Genocide. 

In 1915, 1.5 million Armenians were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, which is now modern Turkey. Since then Turkey has denied their actions of committing genocide, and it wasn't until 2021 that President Joe Biden became the first US president to formally recognize the genocide

His recognition came on the heels of an intense war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh. 

The community says the purpose of the annual protests are to bring awareness and demand recognition. Even though the US government has recognized the genocide, this year the Armenian-American community is calling on Biden to "match his words with actions, and take tangible steps to hold Turkey and Azerbaijan accountable for their ongoing aggression against the Armenian people nearly two years on from the invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh."

"We will still be marching in front of the Turkish Consulate; we are still calling on the Turkish government to accept responsibility for the genocide and pay reparations and deliver some justice to the Armenia people. There failure to do so and refusal to do so this far to accept that responsibility and their ongoing denial campaign in that regard is just further reason for us to continue our struggle and march each year and year round to voice these demands," Nora Hovsepian, Chair of the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region, told FOX 11.  

Sunday, April 24th marks the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Several events will be held throughout Los Angeles. 

Below is a list of commemoration events.

Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.

April 22 at 7PM
Armenian Genocide 107th Anniversary Commemoration
Ferrahian High School (Avedissian Hall) - 5300 White Oak Ave., Encino CA 91316

April 23 9AM-3PM 
Community Blood Drive
2495 E. Mountain St. Pasadena, CA 91104

April 23 at 10:30AM 
Religious Ceremony & Placement of Flowers
Montebello Martyr's Monument - 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello CA 90640

April 23 at 7PM
Armenian Genocide 107th Anniversary Commemoration
Montebello Marty's Monument - 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello CA 90640

April 24 at 3PM
Protest: Resist Genocide Denial 
Turkish Consulate of LA - 8500 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

April 24 at 7PM
Concert Dedicated to the Martyr's of the Armenian Genocide and 44-Day War in Artsakh
St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church - 500 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91204

April 24 at 7PM
City of Glendale's Commemorative Event
Alex Theatre - 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale CA 91203

April 30 10:30AM-4:30PM
Community Blood Drive
1060 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena CA 91104

Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.