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Fall of the Wall Week Begins September 22

Sep 19, 2014
The LAS School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics and Department of Germanic Studies will be hosting the "Fall of the Wall" campus week starting Monday, September 22nd to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The week of events will feature panel discussions and exhibits, in addition to an architectural installation designed and constructed by UIC Architecture students who participated in the Studio Berlin program last summer. Programs include:

Advanced screening of the German mini-series "The Tower", with a Skyped discussion with producer Benjamin Benedict, led by Professor Sara Hall, UIC Germanic Studies

Monday, September 22, 2-3:45 pm, Daley Library, Room I-470 (with panel discussion)
Tuesday, September 23, 2-3:15 pm, Lecture Center F6
Thursday, September 25, 2-3:15 pm, Lecture Center F6


Exhibit "Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes"
Exhibit Opening, with remarks from Consul General Herbert Quelle, German Consulate General of Chicago

Monday September 22, 4 pm Daley Library, Room I-470

Architectural installation designed and constructed by UIC Architecture students who participated in the Studio Berlin program last summer.

Monday, September 22-Friday, September 26, UIC Memorial Grove

Panel discussion "Living with Walls: From the Berlin Wall to the US Border Fence" (organized by UIC's Global Learning Community)

Featuring:
Imke Meyer, Professor of Germanic Studies)
José Angel N., UIC alumni, author of Illegal (University of Illinois Press)

Thursday, September 25th, 12:00 PM, Daley Library room 1-470
 
UIC students are also invited to enter a video essay contest on the topic "Confronting Dictatorship and Injustice."

Information and the full schedule of events can be found by visiting the LCSL website.