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

Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us for 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 the communist regimes in Europe. Through historical photographs, documents, and technology, this exhibit will demonstrate the pressing need to advocate for a world without walls.

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

-- Stefan Schneider, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles

-- Pavol Šepel'ák, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles

-- Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming, the Wende Museum

-- Elizabeth Leicester, Asia Pacific Center, International Institute, UCLA

Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested though not required. Please rsvp to berlinwallexhibition.eventbrite.com


1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Rise of the Velvet Revolution exhibition will be on view in the Powell Library East Rotunda from November 7 through December 20, 2019. The exhibition is held in conjunction with International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Education, and a campus-wide event organized by the UCLA International Institute. 

Exhibition co-sponsors:

UCLA Library

Consultate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles

German Consulate General in Los Angeles

The Wende Museum

UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures

UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

UCLA International Institute

 

 

 

 

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