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Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsWe Demand Urgent Dialogue | Dmitri Strotsev March 12, 2022 We Demand Urgent Dialogue | Dmitri Strotsev, 2021 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 10, 2022 The war in Ukraine is a catastrophe of such scale that it threatens to suck in the whole world like a whirlpool. Putin is a criminal. The Russian Federation is an aggressor country. Belarus, my …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsHugs to the Ukrainian people | Ángel S. Prats March 12, 2022 Hugs to the Ukrainian people | Ángel Santiesteban Prats, 2020 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 9, 2022 A sad and inhuman stain has settled over Ukraine and threatens the rest of the world. Ukrainian children have stopped laughing since last February 24; women mourn their husbands’ heroic deaths. But in …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsWhy support Ukraine | Liao Yiwu March 11, 2022 Why support Ukraine | Writer in Exile: Liao Yiwu, 2018 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 8, 2022 Many innocent people have died, and many more will die, be injured, be maimed, will flee and will be displaced – all because of the “imperial dream” of Putin, a madman, and a …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsFor Ukraine, For a Better World | Burhan Sonmez March 10, 2022 For Ukraine, For a Better World | Burhan Sonmez, 2017 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 11, 2022 The twenty-first century, supposed to be a century of hope, is advancing from continent to continent with wars. Ukraine has now joined the horrors in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia and beyond. Putin went …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsPeace Must Prevail | Ma Thida March 9, 2022 Peace Must Prevail | Ma Thida, 2016 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 7, 2022 We, the recipients of the Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, are whole-heartedly disturbed by Russian forces against Ukraine and its consequences on people of both Ukraine and Russia. We urgently call …
NewsUkraine February 27, 2022 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation wishes to express its solidarity with Ukraine. Czechs and Slovaks very well remember the Russian invasion of 1968 and the fact that Russian tanks stayed in Czechoslovakia for twenty long years. We stand with the democratic world in unity in the face of an open …
NewsPetr Uhl, journalist, communist-era dissident dies at 80 December 2, 2021 Source: AP News / https://apnews.com / PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Uhl, a Czech journalist who was one of the country’s leading communist-era dissidents and human rights activists, has died at 80. His wife, former Czech ombudsman Anna Sabatova, told the CTK agency he died Wednesday. Uhl headed the national news …
Exhibitions, NewsHavel to the Café! November 28, 2021 On Wednesday, November 17th at 1pm, a special procession departed from the statue of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrique Masaryk, in front of Prague Castle, arriving eventually at Cafe Slavia. The procession carried a bronze bust of Vaclav Havel – the first for Prague – by sculptor Maria …
NewsTen Years Without Václav Havel, Czech Republic’s First President and Democratic Icon November 27, 2021 Source: BRNO Daily / https://brnodaily.com / By G.Maura / To commemorate ten years since the death of President Václav Havel, an event “10 years without V.H.” will be organized in Prague on December 18th. Credit: 10 let bez V. H. Czech Rep, November 25 (BD) – The ten-year anniversary of …
Havel Conversations, NewsHavel Conversation online: The Seduction of Fanaticism November 19, 2021 Dedicated to the 10th anniversary of President’s Havel passing December 2, 2021, 6 pm CET Watch HERE In May 1996, president Vaclav Havel invited to Prague Elie Wiesel, an American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He delivered a lecture entitled “The Seduction of Fanaticism” in the …
Havel Conversations, NewsHAVEL AND SLAVIA November 19, 2021 On Wednesday 17th November, the 32nd Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the sixth cast of a bronze bust by Marie Seborova of the late President Havel was unveiled in the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU’) owned Café Slavia opposite the National Theatre in Prague. The event was jointly organized by Amnesty …
Exhibitions, NewsVaclav Havel Bust by Czech Sculptor Marie Seborova November 14, 2021 On Wednesday 17th November, the 32nd Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the sixth cast of a bronze bust of the late President Havel will be unveiled in the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU’) owned Café Slavia opposite the National Theatre in Prague. It is believed to be the first such …
NewsHavel to the Cafe! November 10, 2021 Hradcanske Square, November 17, 2021,1 pm There is only one thing I will not concede: that it might be meaningless to strive in a good cause. ― Vaclav Havel, Summer Meditations On Wednesday, November 17 at 1 pm a special ‘procession’ will depart from the statue of the first president …
Havel Conversations, NewsOpening Remarks by Ayad Akhtar, President of PEN America | VHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Honoring Sir Tom Stoppard October 21, 2021 VHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Honoring Sir Tom Stoppard | September 23rd, 2021 | Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, playwright, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the president of PEN America. I want to thank the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation for the opportunity to address you all …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsDmitri Strotsev: Acceptance Speech for 2021 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk October 18, 2021 The acceptance speech by Dmitri Strotsev was presented at the VHLF Gala in New York on September 23, 2021, by Olga Levina. Olga is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Jersey City Theater Center, an accomplished dancer, actor, and choreographer, graduate from Minsk School of the Performing Arts. “It is …
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