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What is freedom?

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 31, 2019, 20:00 – 22:00

Panel discussion featuring Velvet Revolution participants and today’s youth

How are we to view the events surrounding the Velvet Revolution 30years ago? What did the direct participants experience? How did those constructing the new handle the first wave of freedom? And what do today’s young people know about things then? All of this will be discussed by our three guests.

After the revolution Miloslav Běťák put his energies into reviving the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren’s Diaconia and for 10 years headed the first and only permanent Diaconia hospice in Valašské Meziříčí. Michal Vogl was studying electrical engineering at the time of the revolution. Those events and his activism led to him also study theology and he is now an Evangelical pastor; alongside religion he has taught computers at an elementary school and publishes a regional magazine. Kristýna Drápalová wasn’t even born in 1989. Today she is a student and activist.

Moderated by Adam Šůra, editor-in-chief of the quarterly Paměť a dějiny.

Organised by the Václav Havel Library and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.


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