A reception at the Chicago Cultural Center was held in honor of the Mayor of Athens.
The “Listen to Africa” conference in Chicago in conjunction with Global Alliance for Africa brought together grass roots innovators from more than 20 African countries to discuss solutions to the interrelated crises in health, environment, and economic development.
The Accra Committee hosted a reception and lecture on “Ghana’s Kingdom of Gold” at the Field Museum.
Accra was featured in A World in a Weekend–a two-day festival featuring a different city each month, which includes a sampling of culinary, fine, folk and performing arts–at the Chicago Cultural Center
Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago featured two Greek films in the European Film Festival, with the input and support of the Athens Committee.
The Athens Committee supported an Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society music tour that included a concert in Chicago by a Greek islands musicians group.
The “Threads of Life” cultural event was sponsored by the Athens Committee. The Exhibit included works of Greek embroidery and woven textiles as well as a presentation by a representative of the National Museum of Athens.
In response to the September earthquake, the Athens Committee organized a benefit to raise money for the victims.
The Athens Committee sponsored a Greek elite runner to run in the 1999 Chicago Marathon and sponsored the production of “Race of Pride,” a documentary about the history of the Marathon.
Accra, Ghana was featured in A World in a Weekend, a two-day festival featuring a different city each month, which includes a sampling of culinary, fine, folk and performing arts, at the Chicago Cultural Center.