UCLA HRI Branch
Welcome to the UCLA HRI!
Throughout the years, our branch has organized numerous programs, including funding scholarships for summer camp alumni, holding benefit concerts for school renovations, and running school supply drives such as Backpacks for Artsakh.
During the 2020 Artsakh War, our HRI branch raised nearly $40,000 for ArmeniaFund through donations and also coordinating an online arts concert. We then kicked off the 2021-2022 academic year with a moving performance by Arthur Khachents in one of our lecture halls. Here, our HRI chapter, as well as other interested members of the Los Angeles community, had the incredible opportunity to hear him perform live, as well as attend a Q&A session! We spoke of the future of Armenia, our role in the diaspora, and the importance of art and culture in the bleakest of settings.
The next event of that year was a fundraiser organized by Sose Hanneyan, an activist and friend of HRI, revolving around a special family
from Berdzor. During summer camp 2021, HRI had the privilege of meeting a group of incredible kids from Artsakh that were staying in temporary housing in Tsaghkadzor as a part of Project Hope. During one of the art lessons, 6-year-old Gor painted the infamous "Tatik and Papik" monument, and Sose had the idea to print his artwork onto sweaters! The UCLA HRI teamed up with her for the second round of orders, and all proceeds were donated to Gor and his beautiful family.
Be sure to contact us to get involved with UCLA HRI's mission!