The Africana Studies Program and
the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies
JOURNEY IN COMMON MEMORIES
GREECE AND AFRICA
a cultural event with
poetry * music * dance ___________________________________________
Poetry: Nicholas Alexiou (Sociology/Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies)
Sam Chekwas (Salonica Press)
Music/Dance: performed by QC students
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2010 (12:15 – 1:30)
ROSENTHAL LIBRARY, ROOM 230
Professor Nicholas Alexiou was born in Volos, Greece. He studied Economics in Athens. He migrated to New York in the mid-1980’s and studied Sociology. He has been teaching Sociology and issues concerning the Greek-American community at Queens College, CUNY, since 1990. In 2007, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. An ardent poet, author of five books of poetry, his poems have been published in various Greek and American journals, newspapers, and anthologies.
Dr Sam Chekwas was born in Aba, Nigeria. He studied Greek language at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he also graduated as a Dental Surgeon. He is the recipient of the Ambassador of Hellenism Award from the government of Greece for his work in promoting Greek language and culture.
Co-sponsored by: the IKAROS Hellenic Orthodox Club, the Office of the Assistant to the Provost, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Ethnic Studies Council, supported by the Black Student Union, the Golden Key International Honor Society