An extraordinary story of Genocide and survival
Thea Halo
Readings and Events


Conference paper
The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks 1913-1923: Myths and Facts
given as part of the
Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Ottoman Christians: A common case study
Skokie, Ill.
May 10-11
Sponsored by the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center


Lecture at Queensborough,
Bayside-Springfield Blvd & 56th Ave.
Thursday November 15, 6-8pm, Science Bldg Room 112
“The Genocide of the Greeks in the Ottoman Empire 1913-1923: Myths and Facts”
Lecture is free and open to the public
Event sponsored by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Paper on the Genocide of the Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1913-1913
INoGS Conference in San Francisco June 29

The Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW) Thea Halo and Sano Themia Halo will be presented with honorary plaques in recognition of their contribution to Hellenic cultural heritage.
May 22, 6:00-8:00 PM
The Atrium Cafe, The Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue New York.

Public libraries conference
Paper on Why Books are Important.
Athens, Greece
December 2-3

Filothei-Psychiko Library
Book Club
Athens, Greece
December 17, 5:00 PM

Neo Psychiko
December 17,
Monday will be two groups 8.30-9.15 and 9.20 –10.10
Wednesday one group is at 10.10 and the other at 12.30


SAE Youth
November 14, 9:00 AM
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Pontian Brotherhood of Toronto
May 19, 7:00 PM
Toronto, Canada

Federation of Hellenic Societies
Strathakion Center
22-51 29. TH. St., Astoria, NY 11105.
May 15, 7:30 PM
President, Demetrius Kalamaras

SUNY-Erie Community College
Thursday  April 2,  at 12:15 PM
ECC City Campus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Student Publications and the English/Humanities Department

SUNY Buffalo
Thursday April 2nd, 5PM

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Author’s Series.
April 3, at Noon 

Hellenic Orthodox Church
Friday, April 3rd at 7PM

Radio interview
with host Kathy Weppner
Saturday April 4, at 12 noon

Pontian Greek Society of Chicago
"The Greek Genocide:
Affirmation and Denial."
Chicago, Ill
May 31, 2008
7:00 PM

Panhellenic Pontian Educator’s Association, Pontian Greek Youth, and the Peripheral
Council of the Pan Pontian Federation of  Greece.

"Report on the IAGS Greek/Assyrian Genocide Resolution: Where we go
from here?"
Komotini, Greece
May 24, 2008
7:00 PM

Pan Pontian Federation
of  Greece
"Report on the IAGS Greek/Assyrian Genocide Resolution: Where we go
from here?"

Thessaloniki, Greece
May 19, 2008

Anatolia College (ACT)
"Report on the IAGS Greek/Assyrian Genocide Resolution."
Thessaloniki, Greece
May 12, 2008
5:00 PM

INOGS Genocide Conference

Tres de Febrero National
University (UNTREF)
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"Strangers in One’s Own Land: The treatment and genocide of the Christians of the Ottoman Empire: the Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians, and the treatment and genocide of Native Americans>"
November 20-22, 2007

IAGS Genocide Conference
at Sarajevo
"Modes of Denial: The Genocide
of the Armenians, Assyrians
and Asia Minor Greeks"
Session 5
July 13, 2007


"The Genocide of the Pontic
and Asia Minor Greeks
and Assyrians"
Session 4
July 12, 2007

Yale University Seminar
"The Exclusivity of Suffering:
When tribal concerns takes precedence over historical
November 2, 2006

American Hellenic Institute
"Memory-The Soul of History:
in Commemoration of the
Pontian Genocide"
Noon Forum
1220 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Thursday, May 25
12:00 PM

WSKG Public Radio
Inteview on OFF THE PAGE
Live, Tues, Sept. 6 at 1pm
(Repeating at 7pm)
Hosted by Bill Jakers

International Association of Genocide
Scholars (IAGS)
Conference: June 4-7
Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
Panel 1 Paper:
"The Exclusivity of Suffering:
When Tribal concerns takes presidence
over hisrorical accuracy"
and Panel 2 paper:
"The Genocide of the
Pontic Greeks and
Assyrians: the hidden victims
of the Armenian Genocide."

American Hellenic Professional Society
Saturday, May 14, 2005
6:00 PM
Sacramento, CA

Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO.
January 14, 2005
7:30 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe
Cornelia Street
New York, NY
February 12, 2004
6-8 PM
Gartal, An Armenian literary reading series presents:
Thea Halo, author of
"Not Even My Name"
Leah Ryan, author of "Bleach"
and Alan Semerdjian,
a young poet  

Atlanta Metropolis
Northeast Conference
Agape Celebration Luncheon
Sat, March 20 -
11am - 2:30 pm
Annunciation Greek
Orthodox Church
Winston-Salem, NC
Tickets - $35.00
Proceeds benefit Atlanta
Metropolis Youth Programs

Montclair High School
Montclair, NJ
March 31, 2004
12:30 - 2:30
Montclair Auditorium

University of Mancherster, UK
War, Culture and Humanity Conference
Thea Halo's paper:
The Exclusivity of Suffering
April 15-17, 2004

St. Gregory the Enlightener Church
1131 North St,
White Plains, NY
April 25, 2004
Requiem Service 12:00 PM
Memorial Meal 12:15 PM
Thea Halo Reading/ lecture
1:15 PM
Gevorg Hunanian - tenor

Assyrian Youth Federation
and Bethnahrin Cultural
Association in Botkyrka/ Stockholm, Sweden
August 7, 2004
5:00 PM



Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center Ballroom
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30329
Sunday, February 9, 2003
Luncheon & lecture 1:00 PM
This event is sponsored by the
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
and AHEPA Chapter #1 Scholarship Foundation , Inc.

Barnes & Nobel
4485 VA. Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA. 23462
Saturday, February 21, 2003
7:00 PM

The Annunciation Cathedral
7220 Granby Street
Norfork, VA. 23505.
Sunday, February 22, 2003
12:30 PM
Sponsored by the Hellenic Woman's Club

Florida Atlantic University,
Schmidt College of Arts & Letters PA101
777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, Florida
Sunday, March 2, 2003
3:00 pm
Donation $15 for adults, $10 for students
Reception and book signing to follow

St Sophia
New London, CT
Saturday, March 22, 2003
11:00 AM lunch
1:00 PM lectures

St Spyridon Cathedral
Worcester, MA
Sunday, March 30, 2003
4:00 PM

Chapter #283/ Daughters of Penelope
St. Katherine's Church
Falls Church, VA
Saturday, April 6, 2003
1:00 PM

Australia Program

Sunday May 11th, 5.00 PM
The Greek Macedonian Association of Alexander The Great,
Corner of Homer Street & Wordsworth Avenue,
Perth, Australia


Tue 13th May
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Interview/ talkback on Radio 3XY
Melbourne, Australia

Wed 14th May 7.30 PM sharp
Dinner with Thea Halo
Pireaus Blues Restaurant,
310 Brunswick Street,
Melbourne, Australia
Bookings Essential as there are only 100 seats available
Contact Con on 0418 512266

Thu 15th May 7.30 PM sharp.
Official Launch of Australian Edition of
Not Even My Name
Melba Hall,
University of Melbourne,
Royal Parade Entry Gate 12 & 13,
Evening hosted by George Donikian (Network Ten).
Performance by Pontiaki Estia Dance Group. Free entry.
Be there early as there are only 250 seats available
Melbourne, Australia

Fri 16th May - 7:30 PM
Meet Thea Halo
Central Pontian Association of Melbourne and Victoria
"Pontiaki Estia"
199 Sunshine Road,
West Footscray
Melbourne, Australia
Free entry

Sun 18th May - 10.00 AM
Memorial Service in Memory of Pontian Ancestors
Agios Efstathios Greek Orthodox Church,
Dorcas Street
Sth Melbourne @
Workshop on The History of Pontus
presented by Dr George Papadopoulos and Dean Kalimnios
Melbourne, Australia

Lecture by Thea Halo
Central Pontian Association of
Melbourne and Victoria, "Pontiaki Estia"
199 Sunshine Road,
West Footscray.
Workshop starts @ 3.00pm
Lunch available between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM
Melbourne, Australia


Wed 21st May - 7:30 PM
Morning Reception at Parliament House
hosted by Mr Milton Orkopoulos & UPBB
United Pontian Benevolent Brotherhood
"Pontoxeniteas" of NSW,
15 Riverview Road,
Sydney, Australia

Thu 22nd May - 10.00am
Lecture by Thea Halo
Macquarie University in conjunction
with Mr Panagiotis Diamandis,
lecturer in Genocide Studies
Sydney, Australia

Sun 25th May - 4:00 PM
Assyrian Cultural Centre
Greenfield Park (Fairfield)
Sydney, Australia

Galway International Genocide conference
Galway, Ireland
MONDAY June 9, 2003
10:30 a.m.
Panel 14:  Mass Media I
Room 109
Chair:        Frank Chalk
Thea Halo, "Killing by consent: The role of media in winning hearts and minds."
Raphael Nkaka, "The role of the mass media in the Rwandan genocide"
Linda Melvern, "The Media and the Rwandan Genocide."
Events earlier than
Feb. 4 2001 are not
listed here.

2001- 2002

Cornell Public Library
183 Main Street
Cornell, NY 12518
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001
2:00 PM

Order of St. Andrew
The Apostle
New York Hilton Hotel
Invitation Only
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2001
2:00 PM

World Hellenism
Sts. Constantine &
Helen Greek Orthodox Church
510 Linden Place
Orange, NJ
Sunday, March 4, 20011
2:30 PM

The Governor of New York, Honorable
George Pataki
Award for Excellence
in honor of Women's History Month
"Celebrating Woman of Courage and Vision"
Thursday, March 8, 2001
3:00 PM

Solon Society
St. Paul's Greek Orthodzox Church
110 Cathedral Avenue
Hempstead, L.I. NY
Thursday, March 8, 2001
8:00 PM

Wayne State University
431 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI 48202
Saturday, March 10, 2001
9:30 AM

Greek Orthodox Church
New Rochelle, NY
Sunday, March 15, 2001
7:00 PM

St. Demitrios Greek Orthodox Church
Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, March 17, 2001
8:00 PM

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Elkins Park, PA
Sunday, March 18, 2001
11:30 AM

Pen & Brush Club
16 East 10 Street
New York City
Thursday, March 29, 2001
8:00 PM Reading,
Reception: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 8:00 PM $19.00

Maliotis Center
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Sunday, April 1, 2001
4:30 PM

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
337 East 74th Street
New York City
Tuesday, April 3, 2001
7:30 PM

Memorial Commemoration of Armenian Genocide
Broadway & 43 Street
New York City
Sunday, April 22, 2001
2:00- 4:00 PM

St George Greek Orthodox Church
1101 River Road,
Piscataway, NJ
Sunday, April 29, 2001
3:30 PM

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
4705 Fairhaven Avenue
Canton, Ohio 44714
Sunday, May 6, 2001
12:30 PM

Carnegie Library
Gillespie Room
Pittsburg, PA
Sunday, May 13, 2001
3:30 PM

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
256 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, May 20, 2001
11:30 AM

Midwood High School at Bklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
11:00 PM

Nikea, Athens, Greece
Monday, May 28, 2001
8:00 PM

Military Museum
Athens, Greece
Thrusday, May 31, 2001
7:30 PM

Council Hall
Kavala, Greece
Tuesday, June 5, 2001
7:30 PM

Efxeinos Leshi
Thessaloniki, Greece
Thursday, June 7, 2001
7:30 PM

Anatolia College
Thessaloniki, Greece
Friday, June 8, 2001
11:00 AM

Crawford Library
187-189 Broadway
Monticello, NY
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001
7:30 PM

Pan Pontian Federation Convention
Norwalk, CT
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001
9:00 AM

La Salle University
Philladelphia, PA
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001
12:30 PM

Delaware Arts Center,
37 Main St., Narrowsburg. 252-7576
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001
2 P.M.

Assyrisch - Demokratische Organisation
Christian-Bucher-Strasse 18,
Bootshaus  - Schierstein,
Oct. 13, 2001
4:30 PM

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Albany, NY
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001
4:00 PM

Hellenic Link
Embassy Suites
600 North State Street
Chicago, IL
Sunday Nov. 4, 2001
3:00 PM

Annunciation Church
175 Oaklawn Av
Cranston, RI 02920
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001
7:00 PM

National Council of English Teachers (NCTE)
Baltimore, MD
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001
2:15-500 PM

St George Greek Orthodox Church
Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda, Md
Sunday, November 18, 2001
3:30 PM

St. Mary's Assyrian Church
Paramus, NJ
Friday, Nov. 30, 2001
8:00 PM

Screening of "Greek and American"
The 5th episode of the documentary series "Second Homeland"
produced for NET - Greek Nat. TV
Discussions with the filmmaker, Tassos Rigopoulos and documentary subjects, including Sano 'Themia' Halo, will follow the screening
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY
(bet. Bleecker & W. 4th Strs)
Sat. December 15, 2001
6:00-8:00 PM
admission: $6.00 includes first drink

Beginning 2002

St. Nicholas Church
Northridge, California
Corner of Balboa and Plummer
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002
In the Grand Ballroom
12:00 PM

Assyrian Association
Sunday, January 27, 2002
N. Hollywood, CA
7:00 PM

Oxford Academy,
5172 Orange Avenue,
Cypress, CA
January 29 & 30, 2002

Haines Hall
January 31, 2002

AHEPA Family District 22 Midwinter Conference
Keynote speaker
Marriott Portland Downtown
1401 Southwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
February 9, 2002
12:30 PM

Collier County Public Library
Naples Branch
Naples, FL
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002
2:00 PM

St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church
Naples, FL
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002
12:30 PM

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
AHEPA Luncheon & Cultural Event
Danbury, CT
12:30 PM
February 24, 2002

The Myra McKee Moody Book Club
Charleston, WV
Friday, March 1, 2002

March / April 2002
Dukakis Chair Writer in Residence
Anatolia College
Thessaloniki, Greece

Reading & Concert
Thea Halo &
En Chorthais
Ingle Hall
Anatolia College
Thessaloniki, Greece
Thursday, April 4, 2002
8:30 PM

Reading/ Lecture
Hotel Nefeli
Panorama, Greece
Sunday, April 14, 2002

Press Conference
Ministry of Culture
Athens, Greece
Monday, April 15, 2002
12:30 PM

Barnes & Noble,
33 East 17th Street (Union Square)
Wednesday, May 22,
7:00 p.m
George Economou, Nicholas Gage,
Dan Georgakas, Thea Halo, and Eleni Sikelianos
MondoGreco/ current issue
Writing the GreekAmerican Experience

Showing of "Greeks and Americans"
By Tassos Rigopoulos
featuring Sano Themia Halo and others
Greek Cultural Center
27-18 Hoyt Avenue South
Astoria, NY
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
8 PM

The Moth
at the Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South (bet Park Ave So & Irving Pl)
New York City
Sunday, June 30, 2002
6:00 Doors open
7:00 PM Show starts

Award Ceremony & Reading
Hilton Hotel
New York CIty
July 19, 2002 at the Grand Banquet
Reading July 20, 2002
10:00 PM

Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave.
Park Slope, Bklyn, NY
August 15, 2002
7:00 PM

Hilton Boston/ Dedham
25 Allied Drive, 
Dedham, MA
Saturday, August 31, 2002

University of Connecticut
Sporrs, CT
Sunday, September 22, 2002
12:30 PM
Sponsored by:
The Center for Hellenic Studies "Paideia,"
UCONN's Greek Student Organization, and
UCONN's Music Department.

"Recovering Heritage and Cultural Identity"
St. John Fisher College - Basil Hall Auditorium
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York
Sunday, October 20
2:30 P.M.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by:
The Hellenic Cultural Society of Rochester Inc.;
Sociology Department of St John Fisher College; and
Euxinos Pontos Society of Rochester

Barnes & Noble
11640 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23233
Friday, November 1, 2002
7:00 PM

Hellenic Society Paideia of Virginia
1917 Windingridge Drive
Richmond, VA
Saturday, November 2, 2002
7:00 PM

Barnes & Nobel
Columbia, SC
Saturday, December 7, 2002
2:00 PM

sponsored by: AHEPA Palmetto Chapter 284
Holy Trinity Greek Orthordox Church
1017 Sumter Street
Columbia S.C.
December 8, 2002
Luncheon 1:00 PM
Lecture/ Reading 2:00 PM
Pontic dancers 3:30 PM