Library Receives Major Gift
Dr. Suzie Abajian was elected to the School Board of the South Pasadena Unified School District on November 3 and on December 8 she was sworn in, along with Jonathan Primuth, the other new Board member. Dr. Abajian is an education professor at Occidental College and served as a special reporter for KPFK after she visited Istanbul earlier in 2015 for the Centennial Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.
In addition, Dr. Abajian is avid library supporter and on June 25, 2015 she and Dr. Kay Mouradian, the author of “My Mother’s Voice” –and another South Pasadena resident– offered their very moving presentation “ A Hopeful Moment: The Centennial Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.”
Around the time of the Author Night she noticed that quite a few high quality books on the Armenian Genocide were not in the collection of the South Pasadena Public Library so she recently purchased 18 books on the topic and donated them. They will be available to be checked out soon.
“2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide during which approximately 1.5 million people were killed under Ottoman rule in Turkey,” stated Dr. Abajian, “and in honor of my grandparents who were all survivors of the Genocide, I am donating the books.”
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