Amara Possian, Toronto, 9 October 2020
On Sept 27, Azerbaijan launched a sustained military attack on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) — a small autonomous region of ethnic Armenians in the South Caucasus — to overtake the territory and bring it under Azerbaijani rule.
Since then, my social media feeds have been filled with Armenians posting content to spread awareness about the attacks, but I haven’t seen many non-Armenian friends talk about what’s going on. I asked my Facebook network what they’re hearing about Artsakh and it turns out it’s almost nothing. But many of you answered that you DO want to know what is happening and how to help!
This is a toolkit to help you learn a little more about what’s going on in Artsakh, and about how you can put your voice, your time, and your money towards helping Armenians, in the diaspora, in Armenia and in Artsakh, stop yet another attempt to wipe us off the map.
This is written for the Canadian context but please feel free to adapt it for your own.
Thank you so much to the many people who shaped and reviewed this toolkit. This is a living document so if you’d like to contribute, please email me at [email protected].
Click on #ArtsakhStrong Solidarity Toolkit to access the content
What’s happening & why it matters
How you can help
- Take Action:
Send a letter to the editor
Follow Armenian accounts & amplify their content
Post good articles & other content on your social media, & ask your friends to share
Change your Facebook photo frame & link in your Instagram bio
- Political Action
Contact politicians (email, phone & tweet)
Additional info & resources