Presented by film producer Mimi Malayan, the great-granddaughter of Diana Apcar, the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State will host a free screening of “The Stateless Diplomat: Diana Apcar’s Heroic Life” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium at Fresno State. The “Stateless Diplomat” tells the story of Apcar, who in 1920 was appointed by Prime Minister Hovhaness Kachaznuni of the Republic of Armenia as Honorary Consul to Japan. Apcar worked on behalf of Armenia and genocide survivors her entire life and committed her passion and idealism to their cause by writing books and articles, appealing to peace societies, academics, missionaries and politicians.
The screening is co-sponsored by the Armenian National Committee Fresno Chapter and Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Taniel Varoujan Chapter. Free parking permits are available for lots P6 and P5 by contacting the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669.