submitted by Hellenic World on 10.03.2013
9 March 2013
Greek Women’s contribution to Australian culture and economic development
The Symposium showcases the experiences of Hellenic migrant woman through to the current generation of Hellenic Australian women. As the speakers share their story common threads of resilience Hellenic values and integration with the Australian way of life become apparent. How well do these attributes support future Hellenic Australian woman in a changing multicultural landscape?
Venue: Sydney University, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
9.30am to 4.30pm (includes lunch)
Entry: Full day = $50/$40 students and pensioners
Morning tea from 9.30am
Hellenic Heritage & Culture
Session. 10.00am – Opening Why the contribution of Hellenic women is important Presenters: Phil Kafcaloudes, Theodora Zourkas
10.15am – Hellenic women abroad Presenter : Eyvah T. Dafaranos
10.30am – Panel Interview – Pioneering Hellenic Women in Australia – the early Migrant experience Dr Panayota Nazou , Victoria Haralabidou, panel of ‘brides’
11.15am – Author presentation – Someone Else’s War Presentor: Phil Kafcaloudes
11.30am – Lecture – History of the Hellenic Lyceum and its collection Presntors: Kathy Stojanvoic, Theodora Zourkas
Symposium Programme: The Hellenic migrant experience
11.55pm – Author presentation – Achievements of contemporary Hellenic – Australian women.
Presentors: Leonard Janiszewski, Effy Alexakis
12.15pm – 1.30pm Lunch & Book signing.
Session. Achievements of contemporary Hellenic-Australia women.
1.30pm – Debate - Debunking the myth of the good little Greek girl Debating team
2.00pm – Q&A – Hellenic Australian women today -in medicine, law, finance /business, academia, politics, arts.
Interviewer – Phil Kafcaloudes Panel: Stella Boyages, Dr Elizabeth Keffalinos, Evelyn Vertzayias, Angela Vithoukas, Chrissa Loukas
3.00pm Coffee break
3.10pm – Being Greek Australian – the next generation Hellenic Society University of Sydney representatives
3.30pm – Q&A – Greek Australian women in multicultural Australia – how would you want it to be? Hon Sophie Cotsis MLC, Nia Kateris, Theodora Minas Gianniotis, Ester Paschalidis-Chilas
4.00pm – close Kathy Stojanovic
4.10pm - Book signing
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