*A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION*

*ON THE FILM “THE PROMISE”*

FRESNO – The Armenian Cultural Conservancy in partnership with St. Paul
Armenian Church is hosting a community conversation on the film *The
Promise, *following a featured panel presentation.

The event is slated for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s
Haig Berberian Hall, 3767 N. First St., Fresno.

*The Promise* premiered in 2,251 theaters across the country on April 21
and grossed over four million dollars during its opening weekend.
Thousands of Americans from all different backgrounds, including large
numbers of Armenian-Americans, rushed to theaters to see the first major
motion Hollywood film that depicts the events of the Armenian Genocide of
1915.

A panel of distinguished individuals will discuss the impact and
significance of *The Promise: *Carla Garapedian, Ph.D., Associate Director
of *The Promise*, Film-maker, Director, and Writer; Jack Geiger, Professor
of Theatre Arts, West Hills Community College; Matthew Ari Jendian, Ph.D.,
Professor & Chair of the Sociology Department, Fresno State; and the
Honorable Houry Sanderson, Judge of the Superior Court, Fresno County.
Marshall D. Moushigian, Esq., a Community Activist, will serve as moderator.

Following the panel discussion, community members will have an opportunity
to participate in a Q and A session. Refreshments will be served. The
event is open and free with prior reservations. Please RSVP by calling St.
Paul Church (559-226-6343) or ACC (559-226-1984).