March 24, 2014
More coverage of the human chain around the Parthenon for Anti-Racism day.
As I mentioned before, it would be great if something like this could happen on a regular basis to help draw attention to the issue of the Parthenon Marbles.
2,500 Kids Form Human Chain Around Parthenon
Ioanna Zikakou – Mar 21, 2014
Today, 2,500 children gathered at the Acropolis, forming a human chain around the Parthenon upon the initiative of the General Secretariat of Transparency and Human Rights to mark the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Under the banner “We embrace the Acropolis, embrace democracy, embrace humanity”, children of many nationalities as well as some with disabilities sang about the meaning of the day and released 2000 colored balloons into the Attica sky, sending the message of peaceful and creative coexistence without discrimination amongst people.
An art exhibition started at noon at the Acropolis Museum, featuring such famous Greek artists as Antonis Remos, Dimitris Bassis, Melina Kana, Melina Aslanidou, Sonia Theodoridou and director Yannis Smaragdis. Meanwhile, the “Dora Stratos” theatre curated events featuring children from the Palladio elementary school.
The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias was in attendance, along with Charalambos Athanasiou and Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Greece’s ministers for justice and education, respectively.
- Children to form human chain around Parthenon for anti-racism day : March 20, 2014
- Human chain to raise awareness for Parthenon Marbles : February 1, 2007
- Greek children campaign for return of Parthenon Marbles : January 31, 2007
- Greek Prime Minister tours completed New Acropolis Museum site : May 18, 2009
- Students protest over Parthenon marbles : February 1, 2007
- The Cultural Organization of Prespes presents tribute to Melina Mercouri : August 16, 2013
- Evi Stamatiou as Caryatid Unplugged at the Edinburgh festival : August 20, 2013
- Athens mayor questions Italians about return of fragment of Parthenon : May 17, 2004