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    Athens Reception

    A reception at the Chicago Cultural Center was held in honor of the Mayor of Athens.

    Listen to Africa

    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.

    Ghana’s Kingdom of Gold

    The Accra Committee hosted a reception and lecture on “Ghana’s Kingdom of Gold” at the Field Museum.

    A World in a Weekend

    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

    European Film Festival

    Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago featured two Greek films in the European Film Festival, with the input and support of the Athens Committee.

    Threads of Life Exhibit

    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.

    Athens Benefit

    In response to the September earthquake, the Athens Committee organized a benefit to raise money for the victims.

    Race of Pride

    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.

    A World in a Weekend

    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.

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