As The Campus explained earlier this year, Middlebury is one of 28 schools selected by the German government to host a week’s worth of activities commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The event, “Freedom without Walls”, is free and open to the public and will highlight issues of ranging from geography to identity and diversity in Germany in the last 20 years.
Here is a list of what you can look forward to this week:
Tuesday, 10/20, 4:30, RAJ:
“November 9, Citizenship and National Identity”
Round table discussion with Professors R. Schine, M. Geisler, E. Bleich, and R. Russi, moderated by Prof. Susan Burch
Wednesday, 10/21, 4:30, RAJ:
“Of Maps and Men: Representing divided Germany”
Prof. Guntram Herb, Middlebury College
Thursday, 10/22, 8:00, BiHall 220
The Lives of Others: Public screening of the Oscar-winning film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Friday, 10/23, 3:00 – 6:00, Cross Country Course
“Breakthrough: Charity Relay for WomenSafe”, suggested starting fee: $10.00
Saturday, 10/24, 8:00 – 10:00 pm, McCullough
Closing Gala: “Ich bin ein Berliner”
Video-Dance performance by Luisa Covaria, ’09, and Denise Hoffman, ’10, followed by a reception featuring German food
For more information, check out the official Freedom Without Walls website.
Sponsored by the German Embassy to the U.S., Middlebury College, Cook Commons, the Geography and the German Department.