YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 26th, students of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS) Armenian Language & Literature course hosted a public poetry reading at the American University of Armenia (AUA) Akian Gallery. The event was held to commemorate the Armenian Genocide, where participants discussed what it means to be an Armenian from new perspectives and how to move away from being stamped as victims of tragedy.
Through the poems of Armenian writers, students and guests demonstrated the divorced nature of the Armenian identity. Participants read works of other writers, as well as their own creations relevant to the topic of Armenian identity.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.