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History Of The Genocide Memorial Collection At The Central Library

On June 5, 2001, the Glendale City Council appointed thirty Glendale residents to the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee to address issues related to commemorating the Armenian Genocide and other acts of "mans inhumanity to man." The Committee's activities and recommendations to City Council were presented in the Report of the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee on July 31, 2001.

On August 14, 2001, City Council requested that City staff prepare a report of potential options based on the recommendations of the Committee. A staff Report Regarding the City Council's August 14, 2001, Request that Staff Evaluate and Prepare Options and Policies in Response to Recommendations From the Citizen's Memorial Advisory Committee was presented to Council on October 30, 2001, with a motion "that the City Council Provide Direction to Staff Regarding the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee's Recommendations." The City Council made and approved the following motion:

It was moved by Council Member Yousefian, seconded by Council Member Weaver, that staff is directed to begin implementing the following options in accord with the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee recommendations:
  • Relocate and consolidate existing library collection of material on genocide.
  • Establish a citizens' "Memorial Event Committee" to develop and work with staff to implement an annual commemorative event during the week of April 24th, to commemorate the Armenian Genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • Support a Unity Day and establish a committee to advise staff and the Council on the development of a one-day Unity Day festival.
  • Staff is directed to re-establish the Community Forum program.
Staff is to put out a call for members of the public to, within 30 days, submit a request to the City Manager's office to be placed on the Memorial Event and/or Unity Day Festival Committees.

Votes as follows:

Ayes: Manoukian, Quintero, Weaver, Yousefian, Gomez
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None



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