Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

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OUR GREEK HERITAGE

THREE PERSPECTIVES
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OUR GREEK HERITAGE

THREE PERSPECTIVES

The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State held a panel discussion on October 14, 2018, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption community hall in Seattle, Washington.  Approximately 50 people attended following the fellowship hour where light hors d’oeurves were provided.

The panel theme or title was “MAINTAINING OUR CULTURE IN A CHANGING AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT.” The purpose was to explore and discuss the roles of the Church, academic institutions and fraternal organizations as the caretakers of our ethnic heritage.  It was moderated by John Nicon, President of Greeks in Washington.  The full presentation can be see in the three videos below.

PANEL MEMBERS

Steve Frangos – earned his B.A. in linguistics at Hampshire College and his M.A. in anthropology from Indiana University. He is one of the most prolific historians of Greek America.  In addition to his published work in scholarly journals and encyclopedias, Frangos has been writing regularly for THE NATIONAL HERALD, as well as the GREEK ORTHODOX OBSERVER.  He draws from a wide variety of resources, but more significantly from his extensive research in various Greek American communities scattered across the country.  A few of his recent articles (some of many about the Greek-American experience) may be seen at https://www.thenationalherald.com/writers/steve-frangos/

John T. John – Seattle attorney and key supporter of Hellenes of the Northwest and the Hellenic Studies program at the University of Washington.  He earned his bachelor’ degree with honors and his law degree from the University of Washington in 1970. He has served as managing partner of his firm for several terms.   http://www.millernash.com/john-t-john/

Liz Economou – Seattle based journalist, writer and editor. Former adjunct professor at Seattle University and a member of American Society of Journalists and Authors.  Liz writes on a wide spectrum of subjects including education, health and real estate. In 2007, she returned to Seattle after a decade in New York City, where she worked as a staff business writer for CNBC, among other positions. A former adjunct professor at Seattle University and a member of ASJA, she is a nationally published essayist and storyteller. https://www.elizabethmeconomou.com/

By John Nicon, December, 2018