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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 June 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019 19 EVENTS Multicultural Epirus: populations, languages and education during the last years of the Ottoman Empire Dr Themistoklis Papadopoulos will present a lecture about multicultural Epirus during the last years of the Ottoman Empire, on Thursday 20 June, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The lecture will examine the demographic, linguistic and educational situation in the region of Epirus from the first half of the 19th century until the outbreak of the Balkan Wars and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Ali Pasha's governance in early 19th century was beneficial for many cities in Epirus, such as Ioannina, where the economic prosperity together with the development Dr Themistoklis Papadopoulos presents a lecture about multicultural Epirus. PHOTO: SUPPLIED of arts and education can be observed. Greek businessmen contributed to the creation of many schools which survived up to the present. "My aim is to discuss the harmonious coexistence of many different languages, cultures and religions such as Jewish, Vlach, Turkish and Albanian in Epirus before its incorporation into Greece," said Dr Papadopoulos. Mr Papadopoulos is from Ioannina, Epirus. He studied in France where he obtained PhD in applied linguistics in University Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. He is specialised in language and cultural education, linguistic policies, multilingualism and socio-linguistics. He is the author of a book about the linguistic policies in modern Greece and he published many researches about the education and languages around the world. The Greek Centre is at 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Pronia’s free info session on prevention of elder abuse Since 2009, Pronia has responded to 403 individuals who were victims of family violence. Of these, 305 cases – or 88 per cent – were related to the abuse of the elderly showing that the Greek community of Melbourne is following the alarming stats of the rest of Victoria in this sector. In an effort to combat the trend, an info session is being held on Thursday, 20 June, to raise awareness and deal with issues regarding the abuse of the elderly in our society. The session will identify the key problems. According to data by Senior Rights Victoria, financial abuse and psychological/emotional abuse together are the most common forms of abuse reported by older Victorians (81.82 per cent). Victims are most likely to be female (72.5 per cent), and the perpetrators are 60 per Photo retraction In an article, titled 'Soula Vaitsis on her Paranormal Activities', that appeared on Page 6 of Neos Kosmos on Saturday, 8 June, we did not have the authorisation to use a photograph supplied to us by Ms Vaitsis featuring the paranormal investigator with her colleagues. The photograph has been retracted from the digital version of the story. cent male and 40 per cent female. Unfortunately, 92.3 per cent of abuse is perpetrated by persons related to the elderly victims or in a de facto relationship with them. Sadly enough, 66.8 per cent of cases are perpetrated by a child of the victim. The information session is organised by Pronia, in collaboration with the Family Mediation Centre and supported by the City of Monash. It takes place at Clayton Community Centre, Monash Youth & Family Services Room, (through the Courtyard in the centre of the complex), 9 -15 Cooke Street, Clayton, on Thursday 20 June 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm, Everyone Welcome. Free Entry. Most elder abuse is perpetrated by family members, especially children. PHOTO: PIXABAY Limited seats available. RSVP essential by calling Adonis Maglis at Pronia Tel 9388 9998. Research seminar series continues La Trobe University's Greek Studies (Departemnt of Languages and Linguistics) and the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora, in conjunction with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria are continuing their lecture series at the Greek Centre with the following talks: 21 August: Dr Konstandina Dounis presents her talk, titled 'A Parallel Universe: Growing up 'Greek' in the '50s and '60s' 18 September: Dr Dimitri Gonis' focuses on three Greek pioneers: Mick Adams, Vlase Zanalis and Harry Corones 9 October: Peter Yiannoudes gives a speech, in Greek, titled 'The His- tory of the Greek Cinema in Australia' 6 November: Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos and Dr George Vassilacopoulos discuss post '60s GreekAustralian youth activism Talks begin at 7pm at the mezzanine level of the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale Street). For more info, email s.nikoloudis@latrobe. edu.au YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Arthur Christopoulos, the next Dean Kallimachos Savvas Grigoropoulos Congratulations Arthur, you make us all very proud with your achievement! Costas Sotidis Now this is a great story, Neos Kosmos. Your recent focus on the newly-arrived Greeks and how hard they find it here pales into insignificance when we read stories of migrant battlers who came to this country with no language and work and have produced a leading scientist. Arthur lives in all of us that have traversed a similar path. We need more stories focusing on the sons and daughters of the 50-70s migrants. Nick Rodintsis The story of each generation is valid and we must never belittle those that come after us... Mosque construction in Athens Con Zelios What a disgrace appeasing Turks and the like. My great grandfather lost three sons to those barbarians. Shame on you, Greeks, for building this mosque. Anna Hathis Con Zelios, mate, these people are not Turks... Furthermore doesn’t Greece have German and Italian expats in the country? Where is your faux rage with them? Grow up and get your facts right. Mezza Dee Con Zelios, my great great great grandfather was skewered and burnt by the Turks after being dobbed in by his compatriots for killing one and taking his pistol... but that was over 200 years ago and life moves on. Why hate a whole group of individuals in perpetuity when it was an action undertaken at a particular time in history, by individuals who are no longer alive? BTW, the Turks allowed Orthodoxy to continue under Ottoman rule. Maria Frankie A wonderful move to pay respect to people of the Muslim faith. Don’t let your hate guide you. Vasileios Billy Cotsis I know some may not welcome my comment, but across the Middle East in countries that I have visited, they protect Greek Orthodox churches. There is a respect for our churches. I have never had a bad word about the level of tolerance in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia. Muslims have been in Athens as refugees since the ‘60s and they generally move on. Arabs generally dislike Turks by the way and under the Ottomans they too suffered. I note some of the comments to one another on this thread and I ask, is that how Christians should treat each other? Marianne Zags Vasileios Billy Cotsis, they’re casting stones because the Greeks here think they are superior beings endowed with special powers bestowed on them by their forefathers. While they live at home with their parents never knowing what it actually means to fight for something they believe in, let alone fight for their survival. Dusko Popov Greatest Spy Ever Don’t see an Orthodox church opening in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. Pathetic, typical bowing to Ottoman Islamic pressure! It took the Balkan nations of Greece and Serbia 500 plus years to rid our selves of these nutters with no help of the West... not forgetting all the atrocities that where committed against Orthodox Christians. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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