For the first time, an Armenian student group has organized on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Founded this semester, the Armenian Students Association is open to all students of the Five Colleges.
Audiofiles intern, Lucy Martirosyan, spoke with Nairi Krafian, who serves as one of the executive board members of the ASA. The Armenian Students Association welcomes Armenian students to meet each other and socialize. As Krafian says, “it’s something to be a part of if you’re not part of a sports team or a sorority… it’s nice to have a club where you feel like you belong”.
Today the Armenian Students Association plans to make a stand in solidarity to mark the centennial year of what most historians recognize as the first genocide of the 20th century. At 5:00pm, they’ll gather in front of Memorial Hall in Downtown Northampton.
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