The Florence, SC Chapter One of the Evrytanian Association of America has scheduled a Quarterly Hellenic Culture Lecture Series with the first lecture taking place on Saturday, March 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.
The topic of the lecture is The Fight for Greek Independence 1821 – 1832. Dr. Chris Kennedy, Associate Professor of History at Francis Marion University, will present the lecture. After the lecture, everyone is invited to Alchemy Tapas Bar & Lounge located near the corner of Dargan and Cheves Streets for light refreshments and fellowship.
“Greeks worldwide celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25,” said Jimmy Tassios, President of the local chapter of the Evrytanian Association. “In the United States, Greek Americans through organizations like the Evrytanian Association, Greek Orthodox Churches, local municipalities, etc organize a variety of parades, dinners, proclamations and Greek School programs to commemorate the day the Greek people began the fight for their independence from the Ottoman Turks. I believe the lecture will help people understand why proud Greek Americans hold that date so dear in their hearts.”
The Evrytanian Association was founded in Charlotte, NC on October 23, 1944 by Greek immigrants to assist fellow Evrytanians still living in Greece who were devastated by the Nazi occupation and the Greek Civil War. The Mission of the Association today includes the preservation of heritage as well as philanthropic, educational, patriotic, social and cultural goals. These goals are achieved by expanding established activities/projects, by increasing its membership/chapters, and by supporting the Evrytanian youth with scholarships both here and abroad.