EMBCA Presents Hellenic Revolution & the Amercan Abolitionist Movement, Feb. 21

February 17, 2021

NEW YORK – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents The Hellenic Revolution and Its Effects on the American Abolitionist Movement Panel Discussion Webinar on Sunday, February 21, 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST / 9 PM Athens EEST) in association with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission.

The panel for this unique event will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos, EMBCA's President/Founder who will also participate in the discussion. The distinguished panel will include author/poet Nicholas Alexiou, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Hellenic American Project at Queens College; author, historian, poet, editor, and activist Dan Georgakas, the Director of the Greek American Studies Project at the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and a longtime contributor to The National Herald, and author, historian, activist Herb Boyd, Professor of the Black Studies Program at the City College of New York, CUNY.

As mentioned in previous EMBCA panel discussions, this discussion will be a further elaboration on Katsos and Prof. Alexiou's lecture conducted at Queens College’s Rosenthal Library on April 15, 2019. It was organized by EMBCA, Prof. Alexiou's The Hellenic American Project /Queens College Sociology Department, and the Black History Month Committee of Queens College. In the program relating to the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 Katsos and Alexiou presented on the “Contributions of African Americans in the Hellenic Revolution of 1821, and Early American Philhellenes Ushering in the Abolition and Suffrage Movements,” a topic on the Revolution rarely (if ever) discussed. The panel on Feb. 21 will focus in more depth on the American Abolitionist Movement as influenced by the Hellenic Revolution in honor of Black History Month.

This event is part of EMBCA’s ongoing American Hellenic Revolution of 1821 Bicentennial Committee series of events focusing not only on the Revolution but also importantly on the American, Diaspora, and International aspects and influences of the Revolution for its 200 Year Anniversary.

The event will be available online: https://bit.ly/2ZkH18A.

More information is available online: https://embca.com/


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