On Saturday, November 6 from 1:00-3:30 pm CDT, the Victims of Communism-St. Louis Commission (VOC-STL) is pleased to host a free film screening and immersive event designed to engage attendees with the lived history of communism around the world. Join this third annual event as we continue VOC’s long tradition of recognizing Victims of Communism Memorial Day. From the Soviet gulags to the present-day suffering of the Cuban and Chinese people, the history of communism is one that has resulted in more than 100 million deaths worldwide. By looking closely at this terrible history, this event commemorates the victims of communism, recognizes its survivors, and encourages the pursuit of freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.
Powerful documentary shorts, blended with panel presentations from local experts and witnesses of communism, will provide historic and personal facts about the implementation, and destruction of Marxism around the world.
Our speakers include:
-The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in St. Louis, Dr. Wojciech L. Golik;
-VOC-STL witness and Voices for Freedom coordinator Lena Fish (Soviet Union);
-VOC-STL witness Dr. Juan Torres (Venezuela);
-VOC-STL witness and Cuba Specialist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo;
-VOC-STL witness Karen Tian (China); and
-VOC-STL witness Sam Geng (China)
All are welcome. The event is free, but pre-registration is requested due to theater capacity. Free parking is available at the Chase Park Plaza Garage and through Valet Parking (tickets will be validated inside the cinema).