Vahan Zanoyan, author of A Place Far Away, will speak about the heart-breaking realities of human trafficking in Armenia at the Kavookjian Hall of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern) on Thursday, September 26 at 7PM.
The book is a novel but the plot and all of the characters are based on true stories of forced prostitution and coercive adoption of children and teenagers that the author discovered in the course of years of research in Armenia. Mr. Zanoyan, who lives in California, is very active in business and charitable work in the homeland.
The program is being co-sponsored by the Zohrab Information Center and the Armenian Studies Program of the Eastern Diocese, as well as the Fund for Armenian Relief. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit organizations in Armenia and beyond devoted to protecting children and fighting against human trafficking.