Speaking

I have spoken on and facilitated various panels, lectured for college courses and clubs, and given speeches to advocate for critical causes. For panelist and lecture rates, contact me directly.

Education

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UCLA | Guest Lecture

VAPAE 20, Professor Kevin Kane. Spoke about work as an educator serving incarcerated youth. Led small workshop and writing exercise with students.

Pasadena City College | Panelist

Disruption, Denial, and Innovation Panel hosted by PCC Jan and PCC ASA. Spoke on diverse panel exploring how communities that have experienced genocide navigate that trauma and move forward.

UCLA | Guest Lecture

VAPAE 105, Professor Kevin Kane. Spoke about work as an educator serving incarcerated youth. Led small workshop and writing exercise with students.

USC  | Guest Lecture

USC Annenberg JOUR 201, Professor Bill Celis, The Rise of Citizen Journalists and their Impact on the News (Fall & Spring)

USC  | Panelist

I was honored to speak on the USC Institute of Armenian Studies Network Nation panel hosted by Salpi Ghazarian, Dr. Shushan Karapetian, and Dr. Vicken Cheterian.

Boston College  | Lecture

Middle Eastern Employees and Allies (MEEA), special event concerning ongoing ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of Armenians in Artsakh.

Armenian Action Network | Panelist

Represented my organization Yerazad in the Justice Organizing in the Armenian Community virtual panel.

Generation Ratify  | Panelist

Spoke virtually on Generation Ratify's 106 Years of Denial panel exploring the legacy of the Armenian Genocide, its erasure, and ongoing ethnic cleansing in Artsakh. 

Zoravik  | Panelist

Spoke in Zoravik's Black Lives Matter for Armenians panel.

Arts

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Center Theatre Group | Panelist

Spoke to current college students and recent graduates as part of Center Theater Group's Going Pro Festival closing forum Don't Dream It. Be it. featuring Julyza Commodore and myself as young professional game changers in the LA theater community.

Bright Half Life | Opening Remarks

Represented Support Black Theatre as part of the talkback Acting Black While Queer facilitated by Sydney Rogers which followed a performance of The Road Theatre's Bright Half Life.

Women's Theatre Festival | Panelist

I was a featured panelist at the 2021 National Women’s Theatre Festival Convention's Big Changes & Resilience panel, which explored how to redefine, and stand in your resilience in times of social reckoning.

Skylight Theatre | Panelist

I spoke on Skylight Theatre's panel FREEDOM: “A Look Back/A Look Forward” alongside Celia Mandela Rivera and Kristina Wong, moderated by Lee Sherman.

Sites of Fracture | Panelist

I spoke on panel moderated by curators Mashinka Hakopian, Ara Oshagan, and Anahid Oshagan which featured artists from Sites of Fracture: Diasporic Imaginings of Occupied Artsakh and explored how diasporic cultural workers can intervene in a crisis at a distance.

Talkback & Panel Facilitation

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Both And... | Talkback Facilitator

Facilitated the talkback culmination of Support Black Theatre's month-long Talk Forward series for Boston Court's production of Carolyn Ratteray's Both And....

Iambic Lab | Facilitator & Speaker

Facilitated and spoke on virtual panel as part of ISC's Iambic Lab titled Borne From the Ensemble. This discussion explored our New Play Development devising process.

ISC Panel | Producer & Facilitator

Produced and spoke on ISC panel Keeping the Momentum: Theater's Role in Social Justice as part of ISC's virtual summer festival events.

Speeches

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March for Afghanistan | July 2021

Spoke on behalf of Yerazad Coalition.

Healing Artsakh | November 2020

Spoke and performed spoken word.

Artsakh Street | November 2020

Spoke and performed spoken word.