VELVET REVOLUTION PARTYNovember 18th, 2011 @ LAVO CLUB - 39 East 58th Street, New York -
VELVET REVOLUTION - 17.11.1989 The VELVET REVOLUTION 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.• 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.•
With the collapse of other Communist governments in eastern Europe, and increasing street protests, the CommunistParty 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. On December 10, 1989, President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-Communist government inCzechoslovakia 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.
22 years LATER... The Consulate General of Slovakia in New York together withThe Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York +421 Foundation and Czech Center New York present a joint event: the VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the fall of communism and the triumph of democracy in former Czechoslovakia in 1989.
We cordially invite you to attend our signature event the VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY on November 18th 2011 at LAVO Club.
PROGRAM" Welcome Drink sponsored by Double Cross Vodka of Slovakia" Opening remarks by Hon. Eliska Zigova, Consul General of Czech republic in New York and Hon. Igor Pokojny, Consul General of Slovakia in New York" Dance Party by DJ Eitan Noyze
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