A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015


June 2, 2014

Would you vote for me?

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Written by: Politis

Advance notice, for immediate release

The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service is commemorating 15 years of public service initiatives this spring with a Festival of Civic and Urban Culture, consisting of a series of events conceived to celebrate different aspects of citizenship in the city of Thessaloniki.

The next in this series of events is the opening of an exhibition of photographs called “Would you vote for me” on Thursday, June 5, at 8 PM, at the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Warehouse B1, Port of Thessaloniki.

The will feature photographs by Dukakis interns who followed a Master Class this past semester with renowned photographer Chryssa Nikoleri, and who then shadowed candidates campaigning for local and European elections in the pre-election period.

The purpose of the exhibition is to offer the public a window through which to gain an appreciation of the human side of electioneering, with a focus not only on candidates, but also on officials, volunteers, and the voting public. The exhibition aims to celebrate Greece’s democratic heritage at a time when politics and politicians are commonly derided.

Other events in the Festival of Civic and Urban Culture include the premier of a documentary video on the Dukakis Center, two workshops on civic engagement, and a major symposium on July 1 on the future of democracy in Europe and beyond.

We invite you to revel in their celebration of democracy.


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