Los Angeles, CA- The Armenian National Committee- Western Region (ANC-WR) held its second monthly Pubic Policy forum for the young activists of the Armenian Youth Federation- Western Region (AYF-WR). The forum was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 inside of the ANC-WR headquarters in Glendale, CA. The forum, which is monthly, focused on how to properly prepare a media advisory and a press release.
“Properly communicating with the media is a major part of good advocacy,” said Antranig Kzirian, ANC-WR Executive Director. “The ANC is committed to preparing the community’s youth for leadership in a constantly changing world,” he added.
Immediately following remarks and an explanation of media tools by Kzirian, participants formed groups to fashion media advisories for upcoming events and press releases of most recent events. The workshop atmosphere strongly encouraged attendees to take a proactive role in preparing media related documents.
“Educating the next generation of leaders on the importance of media will increase the knowledge of today’s youth, which will help farther the Armenian Cause,” stated Ishkhan Boghossian, an activist of the AYF-WR and ANC-WR. “We hope these monthly workshops will give insight to our youth on the importance of engaging government and media,” added Kzirian.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) has grown to become the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization; with chapters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world. Inspired by our past and motivated by the needs of the future, the AYF actively strives to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of all Armenian youth.