Don’t you stop me. I am dreaming.
We lived centuries of injustice bent over.
Centuries of loneliness.
Now don’t. Don’t you stop me.
Now and here, for ever and everywhere.
I am dreaming freedom.
These lines were uncovered from a lost poem of Katerina Gogou written after the Greek military junta (1967-1974). The verse, like much of Gogou’s poetry, reveals her commitment to free will and the imagining of a post-dictatorial Greece.
Women’s History Month is the time to recognize not only women who have already made history but also those who are impacting history right now. The lessons these women teach, the ways they are improving our world, and their continuing diligence are crucial for us to understand and take to heart. Greek scientist Eleni Antoniadou, whose contributions to regenerative medicine and bioastronautics have been so important, is one such woman.
Imagine being a beloved actress and artist, performing around the world and receiving awards and praise for your talents. Then, a military coup happens in your home country, and your people struggle under a brutal regime. You use your platform to speak out and to seek justice, but the government does not approve–they strip you of your citizenship, and you are unable to return home. However, you continue to fight for what you believe is right.
This was the life of Melina Mercouri.
Is Greece a unique case in modern history? The CYA course ‘Modern Greece: From Revolutionary Visions to the European Crisis’ explores this question. Using Athens as a textbook, students participate in field trips to experience what history looks like in the everyday life of contemporary Greek citizens.
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