321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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Havel Conversations Live: Cocktail With Wendy Luers

benefit reception 22 May, 2018 - 5:30 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]


Cocktail reception with Wendy Luers, human rights activist and non-profit leader, founder of Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, diplomatic spouse, and pre-revolution Prague resident. Join us to support the future Havel Conversations.


HAVEL CONVERSATIONS is an oral history initiative in which politicians, academics, writers, and artists, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Madeleine Albright present firsthand memories of Havel, his colleagues, and the historical events he inspired. Equally important, they constitute a highly interesting set of statements on social and political issues affecting Americans and Europeans today. With deep political and social shifts taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, our interviewees intertwined their memories of Havel with questions about human rights, morality, and the decline of democratic values. The interviews reveal how much Havel continues to inspire thinking people today, and they will help spread knowledge of his life as an example of peaceful resistance and the importance of civic education.The interviews are hosted online by Florida International University and can be accessed from the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation website.



BBLA at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Str., 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021


Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com.


This event is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) with support of BBLA, and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Ben Kallos.

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General