Category: National Issues

21 Απριλίου 1967

By , April 21, 2019 12:42 PM

Η νύχτα της 21ης Απριλίου 1967 όπως την έζησαν οι πρωταγωνιστές της, τέως βασιλιάς Κωνσταντίνος, Παπανδρέου, Μητσοτάκης, Ράλλης, Κύρκος, Παττακός, Μακαρέζος, η σύζυγος του Γ. Παπαδόπουλου Δέσποινα, ο Αμερικανός πρέσβης Φ. Τάλποτ, ο πράκτορας της CIA Ι. Φατσέας κ.ά. (από τις “Ιστορίες” ΣΚΑΪ, 25/4/17) [View entire post and video]

Hellinikon Project

By , December 22, 2017 9:19 PM

HELLINIKON PROJECT – A new era – A new living standard

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Benefit Event for “Smile of the Child”

By , May 5, 2017 10:26 AM

 The Smile of the Child (NGO) is one of Greece’s leading organizations dealing with children at risk. A Montreal committee, The Canadian Initiative for Lesvos (CIL) has been formed in support of Smile and will result in the establishment of a safe haven and a direct action center for crisis intervention, for children at risk on the island of Lesvos. The center will house both Greek and refugee children, and regardless of nationality and religion.

The following fundraising event is taking place (under the Honorary patronage of Mr. Robert Peck, Canada’s former Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic)  with the coordinators of CIL:

Wine Tasting and Food Festival
May 6th and 7th
5757 Wilderton Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3S 2K8

For us not in Montreal, our donations are welcomed at Smile of the Child in Greece

Ode to Lesvos

By , April 29, 2017 4:17 PM

An Inspirational Story of the Lesvos, Greece, Islanders on the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis. (click on title to see the story).

(Greek) Adoptees Anonymous

By , April 10, 2017 3:08 PM

Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece
Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HCGM Head Office, “Mikri Vouli”
5777 Wilderton av. Montreal, H3S 2V7

The speaker: Gonda Van Steen, Cassas Professor in Greek Studies, University of Florida
Presenter: Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Modern Greek Studies, McGill University

Event is followed by a reception.

Invitation (click to enlarge)

The talk offers a first introduction to Greek American adoption ethnography, set against the backdrop of the global Cold War.

It is the first project to study the biopolitics of the adoption movement from Greece to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.

The vehicle of the mass international adoptions of Greek-born children symbolically (and no less physically) marked the transition to a new political and ideological status quo that sought to balance the democratic West against the communist East–but at what cost?

This overseas adoption movement places a fitting lens on American as well as Greek foreign policies, security concerns, refugee provisions, and other external affairs, which were integral parts of the Cold War project.

The mass adopting-out of Greek children to America proves to be the most concrete example of the politics of dependence on the United States.

The Greek adoptees’ (shaken) identities have infused the lived experiences of their descendants, and they co-exist, in multiple ways, with American and European transnational identities; they also prove that the personal and the political stories of postwar global history intersect.

This is the reason this talk connects with immigration from Greece.

Source: Ελληνική Κοινότης Μείζονος Μοντρεάλ

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