1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Rise of the Velvet Revolution đź—“

You are cordially invited to a grand opening of the exhibition 1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Rise of the Velvet Revolution, commemorating 30 years of Central European freedom on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the UCLA in the Powell Library, East Rotunda. Refreshments will be served.

Attend the opening reception for a new exhibition focusing on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, its meaning and legacy as well as on heroes of 1989’s “Velvet Revolution” in the former Czechoslovakia. Both events represented the end of the Cold War and communist regimes in Europe. Through historical photographs, documents, and multimedia technology, this exhibit – viewable through Dec. 20 – will demonstrate the pressing need to advocate for a world without walls.

The opening reception will include remarks from representatives of the exhibit partners, including:

– Stefan Schneider, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles
– Pavol Ĺ epeľák, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles
– Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming, the Wende Museum
– Elizabeth Leicester, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Center, International Institute, UCLA

Grand opening – Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Exhibition will be on a display through December 20, 2019

Powell Library, East Rotunda,UCLA Campus
10740 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please rsvp at berlinwallexhibition.eventbrite.com

1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Rise of the Velvet Revolution Exhibition is held in conjunction with the International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Education. This is a campus-wide event from Nov. 13 to 18 organized by the UCLA International Institute.

Exhibition co-sponsors:
Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles
German Consulate General Los Angeles
The Wende Museum
UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures
UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies
UCLA International Studies

With gracious support of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences – Los Angeles Chapter (SVU-LA) and Czech Centres.

Scheduled 2019 Events