Sunday, April 10, 2011

Book stores that carry Inner Heaven

Ketab Books
1419 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Abril Books
415 E Broadway # 102
Glendale, CA 91205-1029
(818) 243-4112

Berj Bookstore
422 South Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204

Sardarabad Bookstore
1111 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205

Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657
310.657.5522 FAX

Old Town Gift Co.
2754 Calhoun Street
Old Sand Diego, CA 92110
619-795-7664 FAX

Ark Family Center
135 S. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 662-7045 Extension 2

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fast for Darfur

Father Vazken Movsesian of St. Peter Armenian Church in Glendale had organized an picnic in Griffith Park on Sunday, March 6, 2011. It was to stop genocide in the world. It was called Stop Genocide, Fast for Darfur.
I participated and Father Vazken invited me to the stage to present my book, Inner Heaven. I mentioned that I am a genocide survivor. I talked about my grandmother, Victoria, who suffered from depression and post traumatic syndrome because of the Armenian Genocide.
That day Dr. Dekmejian of USC invited me to be a guest speaker at his political science class.

Karine at USC

I was invited as a guest speaker to Dr. Dekmejian's class at USC on Monday, April 4, 2011. I read my grandmother's story of surviving the Armenian Genocide. This article is in the book, Inner Heaven. Later I presented the book and how I published it.
We should not have genocide in 21st century. We can stop genocide by non-violence and being active in grassroots organizations.
I met young PhD student, Marat Oganyesyan who is from Ukraine and lives in Berlin. Also, I met psychologist, Dr. Viviane Seyranian.
I am thankful to Dr. Dekmejian and Father Vazken Movsesian for giving me the opportunities to introduce my book and read my grandmother's story.

Inner Heaven Celebrations

The blessing of my mother's self-help book Inner Heaven.
The first event was on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Pasadena Public Library.
I am grateful to Don Fisher-Campbell for organizing the event.

The second event was at Ark Family Center in Glendale on Saturday, March 26 which was also my mother's birthday.
I am thankful to Dr. Khudaverdian and Melina Sardar and the volunteers of the Ark Family Center.

My friends took me to breakfast to celebrate the publication of my book.