The President of the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), Mr. Phillip Christopher, will be awarded the 31st Homer Prize – the highest distinction offered by the Chios Federation of America to distinguished figures who through their actions, contribute to the protection of human rights and democratic ideals, as well as the rapprochement between Greece and USA.
The award ceremony for the Homer Prize will take place during at a festive event, on Saturday, November 13th 2010, at Chios House in Astoria, in the presence of representatives of the organized Greek Diaspora, the Archdiocese and the diplomatic authorities of Greece and Cyprus.
The Homer Prize was established in 1977 and has been awarded to many prominent figures in the fields of politics, such as the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, the late President of the Republic of Greece, Constantinos Karamanlis, Greek-American Senators, Paul Sarbanis and Olympia Snow, the former MP John Bradimas, Senator Ted Kennedy and many famous philhellenes, members of the House and Senate.
In 1988 the Archdiocese of America was awarded with the Homer Prize, whereby the late Archbishop Iakovos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America (now the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America) received the award.
In 2004, Dr. Stamatios Krimizis, a distinguished scientist who comes from Chios, was the first non-political figure to be awarded.
Source: Greek News