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Kristy Khachigian
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Kristy Khachigian is former Director of Orran USA, a benevolent charity that supports beggar children in Armenia (

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George Clooney, Meet Kim Kardashian... In Armenia

(7) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:19 PM

What does rock band System of a Down, George Clooney, sci fi thriller "1915" and the Kardashian's annual family trip all have in common?

By marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide each can help to eliminate denial, and eradicate genocide worldwide.

This week the most well-known Armenian in...

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Hunger Is Not New to Armenia

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Turks starved hundreds of thousands of Armenians to death in 1915. It was Armenia's Great Genocide.

My grandfather was his family's sole survivor as the genocide hit; the rest died of starvation.

Hunger is not new to Armenia.

But for so many in today's modern societies, it's impossible to...

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Let Me Introduce You to Mother Armenia

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 10:27 AM

There is nothing like the opportunity to spend several days with my cousin, Armine Hovannisian, founder of Orran, an Armenian after school program for beggar children.

My recent trip to Orran validated the term my dad uses to describe Armine. He calls her "Mother Armenia." He says one day...

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Kourtney and Kim, Will You Take Orran? An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Dear Kim,

I'm sure many of your fans and Twitter followers have Googled the origin of your last name.

Not me.

Like you, I'm the daughter of an Armenian father.

Like you, I grew up in California, surrounded by beach towns and taco stands.

And like you, I am...

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