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The Gerlind Institute Team appreciates your participation in our program.

Upcoming Events
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Goodbye 2018 and Welcome 2019!

There is light at the end of the tunnel! We are grateful for your presence in our Gerlind Institute (GICS) community. To keep our educational nonprofit and public programs sustainable, we ask you to become a member, renew your membership, or make a tax-deductible contribution. Your support has encouraged us to serve you with progressive German cultural studies since 2006.

Read our holiday newsletter here


Group meeting with speakers in Hamburg

Cultural Study Tour: Enjoy Germany 2019!

Experience three of Germany’s historic cities with professional guidance and a personalized itinerary: Berlin, Hamburg and Lübeck.

Travel dates are the first two weeks in May, 1-14, 2019. In Dr. Gerlind’s capacity as the lead German facilitator and JB’s as co-facilitator, we are offering our experienced travel guidance as well as meetings with local expert speakers, with consideration of your own wish list for sights to see. There’s free time built in, and all group activities are optional, except for the booked travel and speakers’ arrangements in each city. You can expect to join a small group of fellow travelers (8-10 participants) with compatible interests.

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2016 Sommerparty Klönschnack (German Conversation Group)
Saturday, January 19 2019 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RSVP by January 16, 2019

Usually the third Saturday each month in Berkeley. For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. See the archive for past discussion topics. Download a flier


Stefan Zweig: A Farewell to Europe movie poster

Filmnacht (Movie Night)
Click here for the current showing.

Screenings of a German, or German-related, film. We are showing popular, as well as little-known film gems (in German with English subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion. Alternating months, usually the fourth Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies.

For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. Click here for directions.