Lecture by Athanasios Gekas, Christopher Grafos & Kali Petropoulos (York University: Co-Founders/Directors of the Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP) & Public Relations Coordinator of the GCHP), “Memory and Migration: A Glimpse of Greek Immigrant Life in Toronto, 1864 - Present”
The construction of ethnic communities in North America is a process of negotiation. What remnants of a migrant’s past are palatable to the host society and what aspects of the homeland survive the transatlantic voyage? This presentation examines these questions through a historical lens and chronicles the evolution of Greek identity in Toronto, Canada.
The lecture will be preceded by a brief presentation of the Greek Canadian History Project / Πρόγραμμα Έρευνας Ελληνο-Καναδικής Ιστορίας (http://archives.library.yorku.ca/gchp/), which aims to illuminate the history and events that have shaped the experiences of Greek immigrants in Canada and their descendants.