Reminder: There will be an AGLA NY Meeting this Friday January 16th at 8PM at the LGBT Center on 13th St, Btw 7th & 8th Ave.
Come find out what we have planned for 2009, meet fellow LGBT Armenians, and get involved and help organize upcoming events. Help make 2009 the best year yet for AGLA NY!
During the second half of our meeting on Friday, we have arranged for a special presentation by Lala Aslikyan from Armenia about the current state of LGBT rights violations and homophobia in Armenia.
Following the meeting and presentation, please join us for drinks and further discussion at XES Lounge at 157 West 24th Street (near 7th Ave)
View & RSVP on the Facebook Event Page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=53117082781
Below please find information on the scheduled presentation at 8:30pm.
Brutality of Homophobia in Armenia
Presented by Lala Aslikyan, Huys NGO
Friday Jan 16th, 8:30PM
LGTB Center (Room 104)
208 W 13th St (Btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY
Lala Aslikyan is a psychologist and a political scientist, human rights advocate. She is a member of “Huys” (“Hope”) NGO in Armenia, dealing with human rights protection and advocacy. Since 2004 she has initiated and organized several public forums, demonstrations, public actions aimed at the protection of human rights, free media and implementation of basic democratic principles in Armenia. Particularly, she was involved in the successful advocacy campaign related to a large number of murders in the Armenian army. She was actively engaged in the protests on March 1 and in following events, which put her in dangerous position while dealing with police and army forces used against people and journalists in Yerevan.
She works as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the community project, financed by USAID, Armenia.
Prior to her visit to NY Lala had several meetings in Armenia to prepare a brief presentation on LGBT rights violations in Armenia for the LGBT community in NY. During her 10 minute talk she will give a picture of the LGBT situation in Armenia, highlighting specific problems and the character of violence and harassment based on homophobia in Armenia. She will also bring concrete examples of cases of rape, chasing and murder based on homophobia widespread in the Armenian army.
For any additional information and further communication please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org; +37493447643, Yerevan, H. Emin 82, apt. 29