Armenian studies program hosts film and lecture series this week

Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program is hosting two events this week on topics of Armenian identity, immigration and experience.

On Wednesday, Roberta Ervine will speak about “Armenians on What Matter Most” in the Alice Peters Auditorium of the University Business Center at 7:30 p.m. Ervine is the 12th Henry Khanzadian Kazan visiting professor at Fresno State. She will be discussing the “tectonic shift that clearly took place in the minds and hearts of Armenians who survived the genocide” and the journey to fostering Armenian unity and values in a new landscape.

On Friday, Fresno State CineCulture’s series will host the film “Our Village,” which follows the lives of three rural families in Armenia. Armenian director Yelena Arshakyan will be present to discuss her film following the screening.

The film starts at 5:30 at the Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center Auditorium.

Admission and parking are free for both events.

Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614