Archive for March, 2016

Boston_ConsulElSalNew Acropolis Boston signed a memorandum of agreement with the Consulate General of El Salvador for New England, Boston and Massachusetts. The document was signed by Stephanie Greenish, Director of New Acropolis Boston and Alba Azucena López, Consul General.

This signature launched several collaborative activities between New Acropolis and the Consulate General  of El Salvador including:

– Culture through Books: Reviving the Salvadoran Cultural Identity, project which opened with a talk on the Salvadoran writer Salarrué.
In addition, with the support of New Acropolis El Salvador, an exhibition was mounted displaying the winning photographs of the contest Images for Thought

– Volunteering activities in the public school system of East Boston, such as crafts for children, talks on leadership and collaborating in the organization of the Poetry Competition which the Consulate carries out jointly with Boston University.

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Official Opening of Community Playground

New Acropolis volunteers and friends from the community joined in the opening of a children’s woodland playground in the public gardens in front of the New Acropolis Center. As New Acropolis volunteers have been volunteering regularly, we helped to organize an afternoon with plenty of children and families exploring nature and interacting with it in different ways.

Children got involved in building fairy houses, watering plants, planting, running around and listening to some stories. Cakes and drinks were provided and a lovely accordionist added a special atmosphere. People gave a very positive feedback about the event and the neighbourhood celebrated this achievement.

Parallel to this we had launched a story competition months before inspired by the ‘Spirit of the Place’ and booklets were sold on the day, promoting some creative writing amongst our volunteers.

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NABEL-réfugiésNew Acropolis Brussels volunteers supported the refugees that have been entering the country in search of better living conditions.

Among other activities, a coat collection campaign was carried out, and clothes were donated to refugees at the Maximillian Camp in Brussels.

For volunteers, young and elderly, it was a great opportunity to enhance the generosity we all harbor inside.

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Our volunteers visited the indigenous community of Cabecar, in Chumico de Alajuela. Prior to this visit, a campaign was carried out to collect various school supplies such as uniforms and materials which were delivered to the children of the community.


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myth-of-caveNew Acropolis presented at the Orion cultural center of Warsaw a staging of Plato’s myth of the cave, an adaptation of the popular Platonic dialogue from the Republic.

The theatrical performance gave way to an open discussion on this myth and the usefulness of philosophy in today’s world.









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New Acropolis Fortaleza celebrated World Music Day in a very special way, with a concert by mezzo soprano Graciela Araya, famous for her roles in the most important operas in the great theaters of the world.











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La lumière de la caverne - Journée mondiale de la philosophie à Montréal

For a tenth consecutive year, New Acropolis Montreal celebrated World Philosophy Day. The topic for this year was about the famous allegory of the cave from Plato, written over 2400 years ago.

In the first part, a short theatrical play about the allegory was presented to the public. It was an adaptation for our time. It staged a dialogue between a young man, who questioned himself about the meaning of life, and his father, for whom most important values were work, career, stability, etc. Then, this same youth met two other people with whom he could talk about his ideals and what is in his heart. For these people, it was important to have a job and studies, etc. but also important to seek a higher meaning to existence.

After the presentation, participants were invited to discuss with the speaker about the meaning of the allegory and its importance.


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