Women Strike Again
An online discussion on women’s representation and empowerment in football. #WomenStrikeAgain #FootballPeople
Athens Comics Library, as part of #FootballPeople: Europe’s largest campaign for social change and football diversity in collaboration with the FARE Network, invites you to the Panel Discussion: “Women Strike Again” #WomenStrikeAgain, on Thursday 14/10/2021 at 7pm.
You can watch the teaser video HERE
The panel discussion is part of the international empowerment campaign #FootballPeople Weeks organised and supported by the FARE Network and involves sports clubs, non-profit organisations, athletes and fans from around the world and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
We are very honoured to be hosting at the Panel Discussion:
The panel will be hosted by Lida Tsene, PhD, Panteion University and Founder of the Athens Comics Library.
The event is free and does not require pre-registration and will be conducted in English.
The discussion will be broadcast through the Facebook page of the Athens Comics Library and is free to the public.
Taking into account the low percentage of representation of women in the field of football, both internationally and in our country, we aim through this event to contribute to the dialogue to highlight these issues.
At the same time, our goal is to present examples of women, from different backgrounds and cultures, where football has functioned as a tool of empowerment and to inspire more girls to engage in this sport.
The event is framed by a digital campaign entitled #WomenStrikeAgain #FootballPeople, which will be disseminated through social media, where athletes, journalists, people of culture and sports will participate giving us a message of empowerment, which will subscribe to the goal of the event. , as well as a statement of commitment to strengthen women’s representation, but also empowerment in the field of football.
To date, recognized personalities in the field of football and issues of equality and culture from Greece and Europe, have co-signed this campaign such as Angeliki Arkadi, General Manager of AEK F.C., Elias Kyriakidis, Head of Network Development and Training Academies AEK F.C., Angeliki Kourkoulou, Sports Journalist, OPEN TV, Maymi Asgari, Athlete, Sociologist and well-known Influencer, Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder of Women on Top and author and many others.
You too can support the Women Strike Again initiative as an individual or as an organization or group.
You can also join the campaign and encourage your sports club, your educational institution, or your organization to join the Women Strike Again campaign and take action.
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Who we are?
Comicdom Press was founded in 2004, with the aim of promoting the 9th Art. In this context:
• we maintain the largest Greek, informative site for comics, www.comicdom.gr
• we organize the annual comics festival Comicdom Con Athens (since 2006)
• We founded the Athens Comics Library (athenscomicslibrary.gr), the first comics lending library in Greece.
• we maintain the publishing house Comicdom Press (since 2008) which publishes original comics by renowned Greek authors, as well as transfers of literary works to comics.
• we organize workshops for students, teachers and librarians
• We organize workshops for adults using the comics collaborative storytelling methodology, with the aim of enhancing the collaborative spirit and creativity.
• We founded the Digital Comics Museum
Since the founding of the company until today, Comicdom Press has collaborated with organizations in Greece and abroad in the context of exhibitions, festivals, workshops, conferences, and creator mobility. Indicatively, we mention: Hellenic American Union, British Council, French Institute of Greece, Cervantes Institute, Embassy of Japan in Greece, Embassy of America in Athens, Belgian Embassy in Athens, National Book Center, General Secretariat of Nea Genia University, Eugenides Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, Larissa Candidate Cultural Capital of Europe 2021, Cartoon Art Museum, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Israeli Cartoon Museum, Comics International Festival of Llodz, European Cultural Foundation, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Herge Museum etc.).
Finally, Comicdom Press, realizing the concept of social responsibility and solidarity, offers non-profit programs to Non-Governmental Organizations, Foundations and organizations with social orientation (Make a Wish, Child Smile, etc.) At the same time, in recent years we have been active in social issues, working with different communities (see here our actions with the refugee communities), utilizing comics and storytelling as a tool of awareness, information and activation, while one of our most recent actions is our cooperation with PAEK AEK in the program Welcome Through Football.