Velvet Revolution Party 2009


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The Consulate General of Slovakia together with The Consulate General of the Czech Republic, +421 Foundation, CzechTourism, Embassy of Slovakia - Commercial Section and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association organize a joint event “THE VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of ommunism and the triumph of democracy in former Czechoslovakia.The event will be held in a famous Kiss and Fly Club, in Manhattan, November 19th 2009.

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Velvet Revolution Party 2009

  1. 1. VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY 20th anniversary of the triumph of democracy in former Czechoslovakia November 19 th , 8.30PM-10.PM, Kiss and Fly Club, New York
  2. 2. VELVET REVOLUTION November 17 th 1989 <ul><li>The &quot;Velvet Revolution&quot; (November 16 – December 29, 1989) </li></ul><ul><li>refers to a non-violent revolution in former Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the Communist government. The Velvet/Gentle Revolution was a start of a democratization process in the country. Czechoslovakia held afterwards its first democratic elections in summer 1990 after more than 40 years of a totalitarian regime. </li></ul><ul><li>On November 17, 1989, riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Prague. That event sparked a series of popular demonstrations from November 19 to late December. By the end of November the number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague had swelled from 200,000 the previous day to an estimated half-million. The peaceful protests seized the all country A two-hour general strike, involving all citizens of Czechoslovakia, was held on November 27. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>With the collapse of other Communist governments in eastern Europe, and increasing street protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announced on November 28 that it would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state. Barbed wire and other obstructions were removed from the border with West Germany and Austria in early December. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 10, 1989, President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-Communist government in Czechoslovakia since 1948, and resigned. Alexander Dubček was elected speaker of the federal parliament on December 28 and Václav Havel the President of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989. In summer 1990 Czechoslovakia held its first democratic elections since 1946. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Consulate General of Slovakia </li></ul><ul><li>together with </li></ul><ul><li>The Consulate General of the Czech Republic , </li></ul><ul><li>+421 Foundation, CzechTourism, Embassy of Slovakia - Commercial Section and the </li></ul><ul><li>Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association organize a joint event </li></ul><ul><li>“ THE VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY” </li></ul><ul><li>to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the fall of communism and </li></ul><ul><li>the triumph of democracy in former Czechoslovakia. </li></ul>20 YEARS AFTER…
  5. 5. <ul><li>We cordially invite you to attend our signature event “ THE VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY ” on November 19 th 2009 in the famous Kiss and Fly Club. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>CHARITABLE PURPOSE </li></ul><ul><li>The Velvet Revolution Party is not just an event, it’s an opportunity for you to support various causes and charities. Through this event, and thanks to the voluntary donations from our patrons, we have been able to support following organizations: </li></ul><ul><li>ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED IN 2007 & 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>Reocentrum (the premier treatment center for children with cerebral palsy disease in Bratislava, Slovakia ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zlin Orphanage in Lazy, Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The proceeds from the 2009 event will support: </li></ul>The +421 Foundation pursues a mission of enhancing relations between the American and Slovak people by showcasing the cultural richness of Slovakia to American audiences, and by creating opportunities for mutually beneficial interaction among Slovak and American interests in the cultural sphere and beyond .The name of the organization derives from the international telephone calling code for Slovakia, which is +421. The organization hopes to generate visibility for Slovak arts and culture and for humanitarian issues facing Slovakia today through art exhibitions, performances, educational workshops, and cultural events. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. Appeal of Conscience delegations have met with
  9. 9. <ul><li>The proceeds from the 2009 event will support: </li></ul>ORPHANAGE NOV É MESTO NAD VÁHOM, SLOVAKIA
  10. 10. PROGRAMME <ul><li>Welcome cocktail </li></ul><ul><li>Rebel singer ROBO GRIGOROV </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Party </li></ul>
  11. 11. THIS YEAR’S VENUE <ul><li>KISS AND FLY , 409 West, 13 th St, New York </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>SUPPORT US </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to support this event and it’s charitable purpose, please send your donation check payable to +421 Foundation Inc., (a public charity organization exempt under 501 /c/ /3/ of the Internal Revenue Code) to the following address: </li></ul><ul><li>+421 Foundation, 56 Pine Street, Suite 12A, New York, NY 10005. Memo: Velvet Revolution 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Tax ID number (EIN): 26-1415582, DLN number: 17053051047028 </li></ul><ul><li>Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>DONAT E ON-LINE: </li></ul><ul><li>Please visit our website SUPPORT US/Donate on-line </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT </li></ul>