Hello everyone, hope all is well. My name is Haroutune or Harout for short. I am 23 years of age, live in Los Angeles, and am Armenian. I would like to thank Destee for this awesome forum, it has aided me in my spiritual journey. Even though i am of Armenian heritage, i am greatly influenced by African culture. I know that our alphabet comes from the Ethiopian alphabet, our sun worship was influenced by Egyptians, and all civilization comes from Africa. I can not be more in debt to your ancestors and have gotten a mere taste of what it means to be oppressed. My family was broken apart during the Armenian genocide, my great grandmother was sold as a prostitute by the Turks, numerous relatives died in the deserts of Syria. My family unit was destroyed and has been getting worst and worst each generation. I have also been subject to racism ever since September 11, always getting harassed and searched by the police, which might have to do with my dark complexion. My friend's father was also murdered in cold blood because he looked "Muslim". I know that these experiences in my life are no where near the atrocities that have plagued your amazing civilization and people for centuries by the Europeans, but it has made me open my eyes to the injustices and evil in the world. For the past 2 years i have worked as an EMT in the cities of Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood. i have seen how our broken food system has effected the African-American and poor communities all around the states. My spiritual guide has led me to pursue farming and to come back to those communities to install small scale, urban community farms. Thank you for listening, and one day i hope to be of assistance to the African community. thanks.