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Januar 2020

Democracy Will Win – A lecture by Frido Mann

22. Januar um 19:00 - 20:30
Amerikahaus München, Barer Straße 19 a, 80333 München Deutschland

Following in his grandfather's tracks, Frido Mann gave lectures in more than a dozen cities in the United States and Canada as a fellow of the German Federal Foreign Office. He addressed the current crises in the American and European democracies and the need for their restoration on the basis of a transatlantic dialogue. Born in the United States, Frido Mann sensed the democratic creed of his parents and grandparents from childhood on. They had managed to leave Europe for…

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“We Gon’ Be Alright: African-American History through Music” – Masterclass for studens (“Gymnasiale Oberstufe” only)

27. Januar um 17:30
Amerikahaus München, Barer Straße 19 a, 80333 München Deutschland + Google Karte

This lecture for "gymnasiale Oberstufe" only examines African-American history through music. Master Class for Students / Free admission / Please register at bibliothek@amerikahaus.de From work songs and spirituals of the times of slavery to jazz, blues, and bebop of the Harlem Renaissance; from the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement to hip hop and today’s diverse soundtrack of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we will take a closer look at how music reflects and shapes the social context in which it is…

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Februar 2020

Wie ein Vogel im goldenen Käfig: First Ladies im Weißen Haus

4. Februar um 19:00 - 20:30
Amerikahaus München, Barer Straße 19 a, 80333 München Deutschland

Ronald Reagan hat das Leben im Weißen Haus einmal mit dem eines Vogels in einem goldenen Käfig verglichen. Ähnlich wie er sprach First Lady Michelle Obama von ihrer Sehnsucht, „to walk right out the front door and just keep walking“. Aber die Sicherheitsleute des Secret Service hätten ihr einen solchen spontanen Spaziergang in die Welt außerhalb der Mauern und Zäune des Weißen Hauses niemals erlaubt. Die Rolle der First Lady hat sich – einschließlich der Bezeichnung – über mehr als…

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Literary Circle: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

5. Februar um 18:00 - 20:30
Amerikahaus München, Barer Straße 19 a, 80333 München Deutschland
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Published in 1969, this is an autobiographical account of the early years of Maya Angelou, the esteemed poet and writer. In a word, this inspiring coming-of-age story and Bildungsroman illustrates how—through a strength of character and a love of literature - horrifying racism and sexual trauma can be overcome, eventually leading to a dignified self-possession that is more than capable of responding to acts of prejudice.

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