Diaspora

Women bear brunt of Islamophobia

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It is the little things that Sara misses the most: driving around with the windows down, taking her kids to the park, ducking to shops for groceries. The Muslim mother-of-two from Revesby is too scared to leave the house after a spate of anti-Muslim incidents in Sydney. “I’ve seen so many friends report on their Facebook about being abused, I ... Read More »

The Meeting Spot

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“Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.” Benjamin Rush Recently, Neos Kosmos featured an important piece of writing penned by Elena Piaki, a year 12 student of literature who sought to portray “collapsing values, such as democratic or cultural values, that were longstanding in the history of Greece but are collapsing due to a rise in xenophobia and ... Read More »

Key of Sea

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The Wheeler Centre, 6:15PM – 7:15PM, Wednesday 01 October 2014 Join us for an emotional night of storytelling and song. The Key of Sea produces creative projects – albums and journals – that celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. The albums pair established artists with musicians escaping war, hardship or persecution. In this intimate evening, we’ll hear from Danny Katz, Oslo Davis, ... Read More »

Rise in attacks against Aussie Muslims

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A mother has been spat on, a baby’s pram kicked, a pig’s head has been impaled on a cross and mosques vandalised in a worrying escalation of attacks against Australian Muslims. A church and a Catholic school had also been targeted in “hate crimes”, with the incidents reported on the Facebook page Islamophobia Register Australia, created on September 16, just ... Read More »

Thessalonian Jews

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The recent event commemorating the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, organized by the Thessaloniki Association “White Tower,” with the support of the Jewish Community Council in the Victorian Parliament, was unique in the annals of Greek community endeavor. For the first time, Greeks and Jews came together to celebrate the history of a vibrant community that came to Thessaloniki in search ... Read More »

Turning The Tables: Can Cyprus and the Cypriot Diaspora in Scotland help to prevent the partition of the United Kingdom?

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The United Kingdom may be staring into the abyss.  On Thursday 18th September 2014, a referendum will take place in Scotland – but not in the remainder of the United Kingdom – over whether or not Scotland should ‘become an independent country’.  If the voters in Scotland say ‘YES’, then the United Kingdom faces the bleak prospect of being partitioned.  ... Read More »

Greek treasures at the Hellenic Museum tell 8,000 years of history – in pictures

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Melbourne is famous for having the largest Greek community outside Greece and the city’s National Hellenic Museum now welcomes 8,000 years of history in its new show, Gods, Myths and Mortals. For the next decade, the museum becomes home to a collection of treasures from the Benaki Museum in Athens. From ancient female figurines to 19th-century necklaces, many have never before ... Read More »

Golden Dawn visit dismays Australia’s Greek community

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Greek Australians vow to stop neo-fascist party from spreading hate as extremist group steps up efforts to tap diaspora for support A planned visit to Australia by members of the European parliament representing Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has been met with embarrassment and dismay by leading members of the country’s Greek community. Days after the extremist group announced that ... Read More »

Dr. Simon Payaslian of Boston University to Speak at Fresno State

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Dr. Simon Payaslian, holder of the Charles K. and Elizabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, will give a talk on “The Origins of the Armenian Community in New England and the Construction of Armenian-American ‘Cultural Congruence,’” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, ... Read More »