Author Inspires Tenafly Armenian School

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Author Inspires Tenafly Armenian School

Published in "This Week in the Armenian Church: the Newsletter of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America"

May 9, 2019

On April 27, as part of its Armenian Genocide commemoration, the Kirikian Armenian School of St. Thomas Church (Tenafly, NJ) invited journalist, author, and political cartoonist Lucine Kasbarian to address its students. The special guest was introduced by Maro Hajakian, who stressed the importance of the 104th anniversary of the Genocide.

Ms. Kasbarian related how, as a young student, she sought to educate her American classmates about Armenian culture and history. She urged the Kirikian students to understand the importance of their Armenian heritage, and explained how, through her artwork and writing, she has conveyed her views about the Armenian identity. Above all, Ms. Kasbarian encouraged her listeners to incorporate the Armenian spirit into their lives -— advice that left a lasting impression on the students.