The event took place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
How are stereotypes created? Who defines what is deemed “different”, and who is the “other”? What makes a refugee “the stranger”? How can gender identity or sexual orientation define social rights? Who can censor art, and in what ways? Why can disability lead to limited accessibility and, as a result, exclusion?
The panelists included Nujeen Mustafa, the young refugee who crossed the long road from Syria in a wheelchair and became a symbol for strength and hope reaching the coast of Lesvos, Konstantinos Rigos, Director of the Greek National Opera Ballet, Ioanna-Maria Gertsou, President of "Lara" Guide-Dogs Hellas and a psychologist at Agia Sofia Children's Hospital in Athens, and Jason Antigone Dane, activist for human and animal rights, who turned to the Courts for legal recognition and registration as non-binary. They discussed the stereotypes they have perceived, experienced and defied at different moments of their lives. The discussion was moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.