ACG 150

The Demos Center at Deree – The American College of Greece, embodying the philosophy of “to serve and not to be served,” celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with its inaugural Focus: Human Rights program. The event, “Human Rights and Dignity: Creating a Climate for Vibrant Democracy,” held at The Demos Center in Plaka, Athens, was moderated by the Director of the Demos Center, Dr. Mary Cardaras, and featured speakers Ms. Leda-Panagiota Alepi and Dr. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou, who emphasized the importance of inclusivity and respect for all individuals. Alepi underscored the necessity of active listening and awareness of rights, while Chatzipanagiotou urged engagement with legal texts to protect human rights. Attendees, including students from the Education Unites Scholarship Program for Refugees, participated in discussions highlighting the ongoing challenges and opportunities in human rights protection. The series will continue to address these issues from various perspectives, fostering dialogue and progress in safeguarding human rights in our evolving societies.

Learn more about the event here.