The Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno is sponsoring three events in November beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, with a reception celebrating the opening of “The Armenian Legion and Its Heroism in the Middle East” traveling exhibit.
The reception will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library. The exhibit, developed by Armenian Library and Museum of America, details the formation of the Armenian Legion, their training, military action and postwar activities through photographs and narratives.
The exhibit is on display until Nov. 30. Admission to the reception and the exhibit is free.
The program will also co-sponsor, with the Fresno State Music Department, a performance by Armenian folk singer Hasmik Harutyunyan and the Kitka Choral Ensemble on Nov. 8.
The performance of traditional Armenian folk music will begin at 8 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 for Fresno State students, $18 for seniors and $20 for general admission and can be purchased at www.kitka.org or by calling 510.444.0323.
A Nov. 12 lecture by Dr. Sergio La Porta, Berberian professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will conclude the program’s events for November. It will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business Building Room 191).
La Porta will speak on “Armenia at the Edge: The Apocalyptic Imagination in the Armenian Tradition.” La Porta will highlight the dramatic and effective visions of the end in Armenian tradition from the beginning of Armenian literature through the middle ages.
Admission to the lecture is free.
For more information contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669.