Public Statement from a Group of AUA Faculty

On May 2 around 120 AUA  faculty members took to Facebook to express their support and encouragement concerning the actions of the students that are taking part in the protests and the strikes.

“As faculty members of the American University of Armenia, we unequivocally support the Armenian people’s peaceful movement to restore social democratic values and fair, transparent elections. We support the students, workers, and other citizens of Armenia who are collectively saying no to oligarchic rule, corruption, a biased judiciary, and other socio-economic injustices. We also want to state clearly that we reject violence in any form.

This new chapter in Armenian history is in large part being written by students. They are in the streets and in the public domain by the thousands, making history. History is also being made by those who may have other forms and paths of civic engagement. We support the peaceful, open exchange of many different political perspectives. And we stand by all students both inside and outside the classroom to support and help them turn Armenia into the democratic, just nation that the constitution guarantees and that the Armenian people have patiently waited for since 1991.

Signed:

Arto Vaun

Alen Amirkhanian

Varduhi Petrosyan

Sharistan Melkonian

Aram Hajian

Knar Khatchatryan

Donald E. Fuller

Melissa Brown

Hourig Attarian

Vardan Baghdasaryan

Hayk Nersisyan

Adelaida Baghdasaryan

Shushan Avagyan

Michael Kouchakdjian

Sergey Tantushyan

Simon Clarke

Yevgenya Paturyan

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan

Aram Keryan

Sargis Zeytunyan

Rozita Aghamalyan

Talin Grigorian

Christian Garbis

Eric Grigorian

Mica Hilson

Ruben Malayan

Suzanne Daghlian

Artur Avanesov

Agassy Manoukian

Zaruhi Furunjyan

Lilit Nersisyan

Maria Titizian

Hasmik Khalapyan

Raffi Meneshian

Vahagn Mikaelian

Ashot Voskanyan

Andranik Khachatryan

Tatevik Avetisyan

Michael Poghosyan

Karen Keryan

Eliza Tigranyan

Vahagn Saghatelyan

Lusine Sargsyan

Suren Khachatryan

Alexander Vartan Gubbins

Tatevik Melikyan

Bastida Francisco

Armine Vahanyan

Lusine Poghosyan

Hrachya Hovhannisyan

Ashot Harutyunyan

Louisa Harutyunyan

Lara Tcholakian

Vahram Danielyan

Mimi Zarookian

Hilda Grigorian

Rubina Gasparyan

Henrik Shahgholian

Madlene Minassian

Marianna Movsesyan

Davit Isajanyan

Liliana Edilyan

Arnak Poghosyan

Victor Ohanyan

Hrachya Astsatryan

Arpi Grigoryan

Siranush Dvoyan

Sean Reynolds

Zareh Tjeknavorian

Gohar Goroyan

Aleksandr Grigoryan

Gregory Areshian

Tigran Matosyan

Arthur Drampian

Gagik Gabrielyan

Gayane Barseghyan

Arthur Khalatyan

Syuzi Torosyan

Narek Mkrtchyan

Raffi Niziblian

Armine Anda Abrahamyan

Suren Aghasi Manukyan

Knarik Gevorgyan

Areg Vardanyan

Sona Mnatsakanyan

Stepan Khzrtian

Arevik Anapiosyan

David Davidian

Kristin Sargsyan

Vigen Berberyan

Arsen Chilingaryan

Astghine Pasoyan

Mary Galstyan

Vahe Khachadourian

Natella Mirzoyan

Hovsep Patvakanyan

Armen Ghazaryan

Ani Chilingaryan

Liana Tadevosyan

Nshan Matevosyan

Meri Hovsepyan

Lilit Antonyan

Arshak Balayan

Vaagn Gouchtchian

Arusyak Harutyunyan

Irena Galikyan

Ruben Safrastyan

Zohrab Gevorgyan

Hovhannes Hovhannisyan

Karolina Pawłowska”

 

Photographer: Ani Yavrenc

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