Greek Orthodox Community of SA to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

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The Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) will join in celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD) on Wednesday, March 8.

IWD is an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and this year’s global theme is #EmbraceEquity.

The celebration will be held at 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Wednesday, 8 March 2023, Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

This year, GOCSA have two exceptional guest speakers – Adriana Christopoulos, Chair of the South Australian Multicultural Commission, and Argyro Vourdoumpa, an Adelaide-based freelance journalist and former Editor of The Greek Herald newspaper.

Ms Vourdoumpa told The Greek Herald there are many women in our Greek communities around Australia who “have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our heritage alive and help shape the country we live in today,” and they deserve to be recognised.

“It’s time we unearth and share the stories. Storytelling can influence change, and men must also be part of the conversation. The road to equity is a collaborative job,” Ms Vourdoumpa adds.

“I am grateful to GOCSA for starting the conversation, and I look forward to sharing my story for equity. If you are in Adelaide, come along! You don’t need to be Greek to attend!”

On the night, GOCSA will also present two of its members with Appreciation Awards, acknowledging their contribution and continual support to our community.

Admission to the event is free.

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