On November 10, In the context of her visit to the USA, the President of the "Greece 2021" Committee, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, met in Boston with elected members of the Greek Diaspora to inform them about the work of the Committee. For their part, the Greek Diaspora representatives welcomed her to the "Athens of the West," as they call Boston. Mrs. Angelopoulos referred to the mission and the modus operandi of the Committee and the objectives jointly set by the Committee and the Government. These objectives, among others, aimed at active participation in the celebration by the society and the various institutions in Greece and abroad.
She also mentioned that many proposals had a developmental orientation, especially those from the Municipalities, and were included in the "Antonis Tritsis" program, in agreement with the government and the Ministry of Interior. Additionally, for the first time, Greek handicrafts and folk art will be financially assisted by the Ministry of Culture through the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The meeting was attended by New York Representative Nicole Malliotakis, Rhode Island state senator, Leonidas Raptakis and Massachusetts state senators John Velis, Steven Xiarhos. Also, Demetrios Giannaros with his wife Elizabeth Giannaros, a Democratic party official in Farmington, and Ben Baroody, New Hampshire State Representative.
"Greece 2021" Committee President visits MIT Media Lab
The President of the "Greece 2021" Committee traveled, with the help of technology and the much talked about metaverse, from the USA to Mount Athos! Mrs. Angelopoulos, in Boston for events related to the anniversary year, also visited the famous MIT Media Lab. She was welcomed by the Director of Informatics and Media Lab researcher, Michalis Bletsas, and the Dean of the School of Architecture, the internationally renowned architect Hashim Sarkis.
The President of the "Greece 2021" Committee also visited the graves of the Philhellenes Edward Everett and Samuel Gridley Howe at Mt Auburn Cemetery, where she laid a wreath. Mrs. Gillian Kellogg, a descendant of Howe, was present at the emotionally charged ceremony.