• Travlou, P. (Organiser)
  • Antonis Vradis (Organiser)
  • Anna Papoutsis (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


Anasa Cultural Center, in the context of the Black History Month in Greece, and with the support of the research program Decolonising the City, organizes the 2nd Festival “I HAVE A DREAM: UNITED SECOND GENERATION”, in Kypseli on May 5 – 7, 2023. FREE ENTRY
We pick up the thread again eight years after the 1st “I HAVE A DREAM” Festival and review the experiences of the second generation in relation to citizenship. Placing the festival in Kypseli, we define as a key pillar of the daily experience of citizenship, the city, the neighborhood, the community. Aiming at the empowerment and equal gathering of young and older immigrants, solidarity, and human rights organizations, we aim for regular and multi-level cooperation, joint action and institutional pressure to satisfy the demands of the second generation.
The events of the festival include book presentations, film screenings, concerts (music and dance), visual arts exhibitions, children’s activities and discussions around the individual and collective struggles, dreams and experiences of the African diaspora in the city of Athens. More specifically, the festival will include:
Discussions around: a) citizenship and what it means to be an active citizen and participate in the city, b) the legislative framework and the experience of citizenship today, and c) interculturalism in the schools of Kypseli and Patisia (4th District).
Book launches and film screenings on the history and culture of the African diaspora, Black Feminism and Black Studies.
Concerts and visual arts with young and new artists of African origin.
Activities with experiential, interactive and intercultural workshops. The festival aspires to highlight the cultural stigma of the African diaspora communities in the city and in this way enrich the debate around citizenship, citizenship, and multiple identities and practices of coexistence in Athens. We hope for your positive response and participation with a representative of your organization for the discussions that will take place between May 5 and 7.
Period5 May 20237 May 2023
Event typeOther
Conference numberVOL.II
LocationAthens, GreeceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational