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“The Greek Crisis and Philanthropy’s Response “

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A special event that aims to inform Queens residents about the ongoing Greek Economic and Humanitarian Crisis and about the efforts of major international non-profit organizations to address the immediate humanitarian needs of the country's most vulnerable groups, while fostering long term economic growth. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the real impact of the economic crisis beyond the news headlines, and about the emerging new models of charitable giving that aim to tackle this and similar crises through sustainable, innovative and collaborative solutions.

Part 1: Screening of "Out Here"

5:30- 6.30pm: Screening of "Out Here," a 50 minute film documentary produced by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, depicting the impact of the Greek economic and humanitarian crisis and the mitigating efforts of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation's grantees to address these issues. The documentary film presents the impact that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation's original $130 million grant Initiative Against the Greek Crisis had on society, and the reasons that led to its repeat, with another $112 million grant, in 2015.

Part 2: Panel Discussion
6.30-7.30pm: Panel discussion about the impact of the crisis and the international charitable foundations' strategies to address both the economic and the humanitarian needs of vulnerable citizens facing crises of this caliber; moderated by Robert Siegel, senior host of National Public Radio's All Thing's Considered. Other panelists will include Mr. Vasili Tsamis, COO of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Mr. Scott Rosenstein, Associate Director, City Relationships at 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation), Ms. Eleni Delimpaltadaki- Janis, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Mr. Nikolas Katsimpras, Senior Fellow of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program.

Admission is free but seating is limited. Please register - Click here.