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A day for the world’s refugees June 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece, Arts Exhibitions Greece.

World Refugee Day is on June 20, 2007

Marking the modern-day odysseys of countless men, women and children, World Refugee Day takes place around the globe on June 20.

In Greece, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR is preparing for a series of events scheduled to unfold in Athens from June 19 to June 22. The events will take place at the downtown Technopolis arts complex.

Events will kick off on Tuesday, June 19, in the presence of Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Goodwill Ambassador Giorgos Dalaras at 7.30 p.m. The evening’s program includes an exhibition of photographs and posters as well as video screenings. The event is also counting on the participation of many immigrant and refugee associations in the form of musical productions and works of arts and crafts.

Photographt and poster exhibitions will run at Technopolis to June 22, subsequently going on display at the Mavromichali 55 gallery from June 28 to July 6. The following day, June 20, a refugee artist will unveil a sculpted construction titled «Fix Your World» at 7 p.m. Events continue on June 22 with the award ceremony of the annual National Student Contest scheduled to take place at 1 p.m.

Technopolis Arts Complex, 100 Pireos Street, Gazi, Athens, tel 210 9833794. Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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