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Elephant In The Room

19 May 2018/ 10:00 - 19:00

Do you really see or you think you do?

Do you notice or just pass by?

How is it possible for you to live with an elephant in the same room but not be aware of it? Moving almost like an acrobat trying not to poke on something you can’t even see.

In the meantime, the elephant grows bigger. And as it gets bigger, you get smaller. You are not able to fit in the room anymore because it takes away your space and oxygen. Your denial to see it, feeds and increases it. But you keep your eyes shut remaining trapped in the darkness.

The elephant has several names: Racism, Sex trafficking, Child Labor, Fake News, Depression, Body Shaming…But you pretend to not know any of them. Until when will your intentional ignorance give you alibi for your inaction?

It definitely  takes courage to admit the reality. To put your and society’s problems under the revealing light of truth. Does the realization travel to the speed of light? When you admit and recognize the problem, you make the first step towards the solution.

George Kounanis
Activist
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Fragiska Mageloudi
Journalist
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
George Mavridis
Tv presenter , Tattooartist
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Timos Platsas
Head of Corporate Community Affairs , Central and Eastern Europe
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Georgia Kaltsi
Dietologist
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Eleni Zacharopoulou
Campaign Manager at Break the Chain
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Orestis Seferoglou
Photojournalist
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
George Moschos
Deputy Ombudsman for Children’s Rights
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
George Evgeniades
Teacher in public special schools
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Penelope Anastasopoulou
Actress, Singer
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Vasiliki Kobilakou
Founder ‘’Σχολείο του δάσους’’
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.
Gerasimos Kouvaras
General Director of Actionaid Hellas
The age of the contemporary human, who is “smarter” and at the same time “stupider” than ever. Among an ensemble of contradictions, you.

Details

Date:
19 May 2018
Time:
10:00 - 19:00

Organiser

TEDx Panteion University