Aivali: A Story of Greeks and Turks in 1922
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. (Reception to Follow)
930 Schermerhorn Hall
A journey in time... a previous refugee crisis in the Mediterranean... this graphic novel dramatically tells the story of Greeks and Turks living as neighbors in the town of Aivali and other places along the Aegean Sea during the late Ottoman Empire; their expulsion from their ancestral homelands during a population exchange of Greeks and Turks in 1922, known to Greeks as "The Catastrophe" or the Asia Minor Disaster; and their subsequent lives as refuges.
(enter Columbia's main gates at 116th Street and Broadway and proceed up the main college steps)