April 24th is a day to commemorate and honor the 1.5 million innocent grandfathers and grandmothers, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters who perished in the Armenian Genocide more than a century ago.
Today and every day, we must reaffirm our commitment to educating our next generation to ensure that atrocities like this one from the darkest chapters of our history never happen again and we continue our fight against Genocide denial.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are tied in a “single garment of destiny.”
May the future be stronger, safer, and brighter for our next generation.
About Shant Sahakian
Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and a product of Glendale public schools with deep roots in the community. He is a longtime community leader who has championed Glendale’s youth, advocated for the underserved, and served the community through a distinguished record of public service. He is a graduate of CSUN and UCLA Extension. He and his wife, Suzanna Sahakian, reside in Glendale, California with their son, Raffi Sebastian Sahakian, and daughter, Lori Sidney Sahakian.