Astoria, NY – An enthusiastic crowd of Hellenes gathered yesterday to bring awareness to the migrant crisis in Greece, and especially to the islands of Chios, Samos, and Lesvos. The event was hosted at Athens Square Park and was sponsored by the Northern Aegean Relief Alliance.

The afternoon featured speakers and organizations from throughout North America. Members from the United Chios Society of Philadelphia made the trip to New York and also spoke about the current conditions on the islands. AHEPA Supreme President George Horiatis was the final speaker of the day and gave a firebrand speech to the raucous attendees.

AHEPA live-streamed the event on Cosmos Philly’s Facebook Page¬†and reached some 150,000 viewers worldwide.