Fresno State talk about Armenians in post-genocide Turkey
Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program will host Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate history professor Lerna Ekmekcioglu, who will present a talk titled “Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the University Business Center’s Alice Peters Auditorium. Parking code is 273615 for free parking.
Copies of her book “Recovering Armenia” will be on sale.
Mayoral forum at St. Anthony Mary Claret
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Faith in Community moved a mayoral forum from April 14 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church, 2494 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.
Questions have been gathered from 18 communities of faith for the candidates about issues throughout Fresno.
Another Voice potluck and social
The Another Voice group will hold a potluck and social for LGBT people and allies at First Congregational Church of Fresno, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, where Another Voice members also will discuss plans to participate in the June 4 Fresno Gay Pride Parade and Festival.
‘Art of Positive Living’ event
An “Art of Positive Living” event will be held at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization satellite center in Fresno, at 7319 N. Fourth St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
The afternoon will include guided meditation, silent reflection and inspiring words aimed at opening people up to new insights about themselves and learning ways to cope with life’s challenges.
Saturday, April 16
40-year celebration for the Rev. Powell Lemons of Bethel Christian Center
DoubleTree Inn by Hilton, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno. RSVP to Bethel at 559-225-0411. $30, $15 for children under age 10. 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 17
Nagar Kirtan Parade and celebration of Vaisakhi, Sikh New Year
Sikh Center of the Pacific Coast, 2211 S. Highland Ave., Selma. 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 18
Kerman Covenant Church, 15495 W. Whitesbridge Ave., Kerman, 559-846-5307, free. 7 p.m.
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-2200, free. 6:30 p.m.
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19
Thursday, April 21
Healthy Marriage Coalition presents Break the Silence: The Church and Mental Illness
New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, breakthesilencefresno.com, $45-$50. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday, April 25
Intersectionality: Where You and I Meet: Part II, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
Tuesday, April 26
Courageous Conversations with Faculty/Staff, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
The Authentic Student Voice, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
Sunday, May 1
Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries Deliverance Program
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