Memoir: The Soul of History with Thea Halo
The Importance of Personal Narratives
FEBRUARY 11 | 2 – 4 PM
At the National Hellenic Museum
Join the NHM and Thea Halo, author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Not Even My Name to explore the importance of personal narratives for remembering history.
Thea Halo is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Not Even My Name, which was instrumental in garnering the first state-level resolutions in the U.S. that recognized the genocide of the Pontian and other Asia Minor Greeks and Assyrians. She was a co-sponsor and driving force behind the resolution of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) calling for the joint recognition of the Ottoman Genocides of Pontian and other Asia Minor Greeks and Assyrians as comparable to the genocide of the Armenians. Ms Halo was a former news correspondent and producer for public radio, and has also published a collection of poetry. A number of Thea’s historical papers on the Genocides of Greeks and Assyrians have been published in books on the Ottoman Genocides. In 2009, Thea, along with her mother, Sano Halo, who passed away in 1914 at the age of 105, were awarded honorary Greek citizenship by the Greek government. Among other honors, in 2002, Thea was awarded the AHEPA Homer Award and, in 2012, the Association of Greek American Professional Women honored Thea and Sano for their “Profound contribution to Literature and to Hellenic Cultural Heritage and History.” Thea has also won numerous awards for her poetry and literary essays.
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