VOC Remembers Charter 77 at Georgetown Univerisity

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

VOC Remembers Charter 77 at Georgetown Univerisity

VOC invites you to join us for a day of events at Georgetown University to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the signing of Charter 77.

Lighting a Torch in Times of Darkness: Charter 77 as a Model for the Promotion of Human Freedom Today

The leadership of the Charter 77 signatories stands as an example to all who challenge political totalitarianism of every stripe. As one of the first to sign, Ambassador Martin Palouš will share his experiences in the hope of cultivating a new generation of responsible, well-informed leaders and thinkers.

DATE: Friday, February 3, 2017
TIME: 12:00—1:30PM
LOCATION: Georgetown University, Riggs Library, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057
Lunch will be served. Advance registration encouraged.

Speaker:
Hon. Martin Palouš – Czech Ambassador to the United States (2001-2005)

 

Screening: An Unfinished Dialogue between Oswaldo Payá and Václav Havel 

Freedom to think, freedom to speak, freedom to create: these freedoms are denied by communist regimes, which force their subjects to assent to a life of falsehood. Chronicling the kinship that linked Václav Havel with murdered Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Payá, this film explores the broader importance of their relationship for those dissident artists and activists still working for a free Cuba, and highlights the importance of free expression to human flourishing.

DATE: Friday, February 3, 2017
TIME: 2:00—3:30PM
LOCATION: Georgetown University, Riggs Library, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057
Advanced registration encouraged.

Speakers:
Hon. Martin Palouš – Czech Ambassador to the United States (2001-2005)
Rosa María Payá – Executive Director, Cuba Decide

REGISTER NOW

Feb 3, 2017
12:00pm — 3:30pm

Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington DC, 20057