Please join us for "Tearing Down Walls: A Series of Events Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall."
The events will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 - Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 on the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Dodge Campus, including a keynote address Nov. 5 by nationally renowned speaker, author and historian Jeffrey Engel, Ph.D., at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC).
Tuesday, Nov. 5
"When the Walls Came Down: Freedom of Movement as a Human Right"
Presentation, Jeannette Gabriel, Ph.D. and Laura Alexander, Ph.D. (UNO)
Noon – 1:30 P.M. | Dr. C. C. and Mabel L. Criss Library exhibit space
“We Were Lucky to Survive: The Real and Terrifying Story of the Berlin Wall’s Unexpected Fall”
Jeffrey Engel, Ph.D. (SMU), Director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University
6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., 230/231 CEC
Good Bye, Lenin!
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Introduction, Gwyneth Cliver, Ph.D. (UNO)
7 P.M. - 9:30 P.M., Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater
Thursday, Nov. 7
"Political Paint: Graffiti and the Berlin Wall"
Adrian R. Duran, Ph.D. (UNO)
1 P.M. – 3 P.M., 230/231 CEC
All events are free and open to the public. To reserve parking, please contact Marie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees should contact Film Streams to reserve free tickets for the film showing.
Sponsors for the events include the University of Nebraska at Omaha, UNO College of Arts and Sciences, UNO's Goldstein Center for Human Rights, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, Department of History, Art & Art History and the Department of Religious Studies, Humanities Nebraska, Film Streams, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.