ANCA Western Region banquet in Burbank. Dr. Kay Mouradian is second from the right.
Photos by Sean Abajian

On February 24 Dr. Kay Mouradian, long-time South Pasadena resident, received the prestigious Armenian Genocide Awareness Legacy Award at the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Western Region’s annual awards banquet. Dr. Mouradian is a Professor Emerita from the Los Angeles Community Colleges, and holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University as well as degrees from Boston University and UCLA.

She is the renowned author of the novel, My Mother’s Voice, a poignant story based on the life of her mother who as a fourteen-year-old girl from Turkey narrowly escaped the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Mouradian also produced the book into a 25-minute documentary designed for high school history and social sciences curriculum. Premiering at the Toronto Pomegranate Film Festival, the film received Honorable Mention in the Dr. Michael J. Hagopian Award category. It was an official selection in five film festivals, and now My Mother’s Voice is being developed into a musical. A scene from the theatrical production was presented at the awards banquet on Saturday.

Dr. Mouradian is an active part of the South Pasadena community and has presented her film and book at the South Pasadena Library on numerous occasions.

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