A descendant of survivors and victims of the 1915 genocide of Armenians perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, Avakian is very excited about her current book project undertaken with two Turkish colleagues called “Mirroring Lives Across the Armenian Turkish Divide: Conversations about Race, Gender, and Genocide.” They hope to publish the book in both Turkish and English.
Avakian has been involved in progressive social activism for all of her adult life – which is a long time. She happily joined the Board of ECT in 2018.
Who We Are
” My students are developing a sense of community and “themselves” that without the experience of the theater would not be possible. I see my students grow and shine, and that means the world to me.”
~ ESL Teacher, Holyoke