2015 Annual Olympism4Humanity Boston Festival
Olympism4Humanity Alliance is proud to announce four events during the 2015 Boston Marathon week as part of the 2015 Annual Olympism4Humanity Boston Festival. Our events include an annual Symposium, cultural events, food, live music, expo, steps of HOPE interactive workshops, sailing and Marathon outing.
Sunday April 12th Greek Easter Feast 2015
Join the Hellenic Student Association of MIT for the annual Greek Easter Celebration! There will be delicious food, live music and dancing. Καλό Πάσχα!!!!!!!
Where: MIT @ Sidney Pacific Courtyard (70 Pacific Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Saturday April 18th Ancient Marathon-Boston Marathon Symposium
After our very successful and inspiring events in 2014, we aim to institutionalize an Annual Ancient Marathon-Boston Marathon Symposium featuring a global panel reflecting on the Marathonism, Hellenism, Olympism and Stylianos Kyriakides as both an idea and a journey of a peaceful warrior. From Marathon to Athens, from Hopkinton to Boston; Pheidippides, Louis, Kelley, Kyriakides. Come and learn about Victory (or Nike), and the inspirations that derive from the epitome of all athletic struggles, the Marathon, which happens to be one of the most historic sport traditions in Boston. A panel of experts will offer a rich discussion around Marathonism, Hellenism, Olympism and Stylianos Kyriakides legacy- and how these concepts can serve as platform for hope, inspiration, innovation and humanity.
Where: Harvard @10 Akron street (West), Cambridge, MA
Time: Symposium @ 5-7 pm, Reception, Stylianos Kyriakides Legacy, Kyriakides HOPE and Expo @ 8pm
For more information about the themes and the speakers of our Annual Symposium click here
For information about our last year’s Symposium click here.
Sunday April 19th Homer for Humanity Workshop and SailingGiven the current economic recession in Greece, Olympism4Humanity Alliance is initiating a venture called Hellenic Odyssey for Preservation and Enlightenment (HOPE). Our vision is to create a Pan-Hellenic global consortium that will serve as a social capital platform for promoting innovation, inspiration, civic engagement, cross-cultural dialogue, and social entrepreneurship. HOPE targets the resolution of local social challenges such as unemployment, antisocial behavior, bullying and aggression, academic/school drop out, inter-group intolerance, social isolation and disengagement. HOPE aims to recruit, inspire and support committed entrepreneurs with ongoing mentoring; cultural and educational exchange programs; heritage preservation initiatives; capacity building, civic engagement, and social entrepreneurship ventures. HOPE will provide unique opportunities to preserve and utilize the core Hellenic virtues and heritage in the modern world and to support, inspire and equip Hellenes and Philhellenes to become socially engaged individuals that embrace innovation, youth development and social transformation in their respective communities. Join us in making three steps of HOPE.
Steps of HOPE: Hellenic Odyssey of Preservation and Enlightenment
Where: MIT @ Stata Outdoor Amphitheater (building 32)
Math of HOPE
Memory + Inspiration + Collective Action = Innovation + Social Change
HOPE Step 1 @1:3o pm: Lecture by a recent Harvard PhD (2015) in Comparative Literature, Dr. Guy Smoot will analyze Ancient Greek heroes, aspects of chariot racing in Homer’s Iliad and what could arguably be the earliest allusion ever in Greek literature to the creation of the Olympic Games in the 8th century B.C.E.
HOPE Step 2 @2:30 pm: Workshop on HOPE virtues, inspirations and applications in the modern world
HOPE Step 3 @3:3o pm: Odyssey and sailing with winds of HOPE
Monday April 20thBoston Marathon OutingWe will be offering an outing to the finish line of the marathon, on Monday, April 20 (Patriots Day), departing from 10 Akron at 10am. We plan to use hubway bikes and/or the T as needed. Please check the security recommendations from the Boston Athletic Association here.
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Contact info Psimopoulos, Constantine firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download our 2015 Annual O4H Boston Festival press release
Click here for more information about our summer plans of HOPE!
More Summer Programs coming up!!!!!!!
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