VHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy

VHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy and Honoring Ambassador William and Wendy Luers and presenting the fifth annual Disturbing the Peace Award

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6 – 8 pm

Join the party featuring presentation of the annual Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, salutes by Czech, Slovak, and American artists and cultural diplomats, new and rare film footage of Prague under Vaclav Havel, and an online auction. With music by Tony Ackerman.

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We will honor Ambassador William and Wendy Luers with Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association Award for Unparalleled Service to the Czech and Slovak Communities. During their posting in Czechoslovakia (1983-86) they befriended the dissidents including and especially Vaclav Havel while fostering Czech American relations at a very difficult time. They have consistently demonstrated support for the Czech Republic and Slovakia in all spheres of their broad interests.

In light of current health concerns, we will notify you by September 10, whether New York will allow indoor gatherings. Circumstances permitting, we will hold a Cocktail Reception on the Rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall followed by the mix of live and online program. We also respect your concerns and hope you will join us online for the excitement and entertainment of these honors and honorees, if in-person gatherings are not advised. You will receive a Zoom link a week prior to the event.

For additional information please contact Pavla Niklova at + 1 (917) 847-4342 or info@vhlf.org

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