On the occasion of the World Down Syndrome Day, on Thursday 21 March at 18:00, liminal, in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), offers a workshop aimed at raising awareness about Down Syndrome.

Σε έναν φωτεινό εσωτερικό χώρο, άτομα είναι καθισμένα σε καρέκλες σε κύκλο. Φαίνονται να παρακολουθούν μία ξανθιά κοπέλα με γυαλιά που κάθεται απεναντί τους και έχει πλάτη σε μας.

It is an event dedicated to the everyday life of people with Down syndrome, the exclusions they experience and the ways in which inclusion in education, professional development and social independence are achieved.

About World Down Syndrome Day

The International Down Syndrome Day was established in 2006, on the initiative of Stylianos Antonarakis, Professor of Genetics at the University of Geneva, in order to raise awareness and inform the international community about Down syndrome. The 21st of March every year was established as World Down Syndrome Day, from the numerical data that make up the syndrome (3rd chromosome in the 21st pair = 3.21).

 

Speakers and guests

Maria-Irini Lampropoulou presents the fairy tale she wrote and illustrated herself, “The story of Mr. George, a detective novel of love”. She will be joined by her mother, Fotini Lampropoulou, who shares her experiential insight.

Christos Christakopoulos, an artist with Down syndrome, interacts and shares his experience with the audience.

Georgia Tori, special education teacher and mother of a person with Down syndrome, sheds light on ways of inclusion in education.

Joining them will be Ioli Antonopoulou, president of the board of directors of “Sunshine – Association of Parents and Friends of People with Down Syndrome”, who will share her many years of experience with the auience.

The actions will be accompanied by simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language.

 

Useful information about the event

Guests: Maria-Irini Lampropoulou, Fotini Lampropoulou, Christos Christakopoulos, Georgia Tori
Production: liminal
Start time: 18:00
Location: Room 113 on the ground floor of the National Library of Greece at the SNFCC
Duration: 90′
Number of participants: up to 25 people

Free entrance
For your convenience, you can register by sending an email with the title “21 reasons to talk about Down Syndrome” to tours@snfcc.org or by phone at 216 8091000.

All areas of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre are accessible to people with disabilities. For more information click here.

 


Το logo του Ιδύματος Σταύρος Νιάρχος με τα αρχικά ΙΣΝ και SNF σε μπλε και γαλάζιο πλαίσιο.

The action is realized thanks to the donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

 

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