Geschichtsreihe / Oral History Series
We are inviting
women and men from our community to share their life’s stories and dialogue
with participants. Meetings are facilitated by Dr.
Marion Gerlind. Order and pre-pay for tickets belwo. For more information and reservations, email Marion or
call (510) 430-2673. To see previous speakers
and topics, click
here, or scroll down to see pictures of
our speakers and click to see their
Teilnahmebeitrag: $20, GICS Mitglieder: $10, wenn möglich,
aber nicht obligatorisch. (Suggested contribution: $20, GICS Members:
$10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)
History Series is a project of
the Gerlind Institute for Cultural
Studies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to building
community through dialogue and
the arts. We invite women and men
from our community to share their
life's stories and dialogue with
the audience, promoting cross-cultural
understanding. All donations are
tax deductible to the full extent
of the law. Visit
http://www.gerlindinstitute.org for more information on donations
Brigitte Schulze Pilibosian: A Love Affair with Ukraine
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2-4 p.m. • Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim
For over 25 years, German-born Brigitte Schulze worked in Ukraine as a journalist and foreign correspondent reporting for numerous German media, as well as a consultant for media policy. She served several years as an advisor for cultural promotion, earning her the title of Ambassador for Ukrainian Tourism from the Council for Tourism and Health Resorts in Kiev.
She repeatedly had plans to leave Ukraine, but new and interesting projects always kept her there. When the conflict in East Ukraine began, she was an observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Her precise observations and personal contacts with the people in Ukraine give her a profound understanding of the country.
In this Gerlind Institute Oral History event she presents, with her latest book, Sasha, pour one more! With love and vodka through 25 years in Ukraine, a very personal view of her life in Ukraine. With sensitivity and empathy she describes her encounters with Ukrainian people.
Brigitte’s presentation will be in English and German.
RSVP by September 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (510) 430-2673
Sunday, September 23, 2018 • 2-4:00 p.m. • Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim
1699 Excelsior Ave, Entrance 3, Oakland, 94602
RSVP by September 17, 2018
Light refreshments will be served
Suggested donations: $20 • GICS members: $10
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Our Oral History Series!
2017 marked the tenth anniversary
of the GICS
Oral History Series, which has
become the touchstone of our community
programs. It grew from Dr. Gerlind’s
passion for interviewing Holocaust
survivors whose stories were at risk
of being lost. Inspired by their lives,
the Gerlind Institute continues to
bring unforgettable speakers from in
and outside our Bay Area community.
We have witnessed their voices and
stories, and have been transformed.
We are incredibly grateful to every
speaker, co-sponsor, and audience participant
from the past ten years!
Through the dedicated volunteer
work of the Gerlind Institute's team, especially JB, Aaron Woeste, Catherine Norman,
and many others, GICS has been able to present 34
Oral Histories since 2007—no small
feat for a grassroots organization such
as ours, which relies completely on community
Despite all the work that
goes into organizing each event, admission remains
accessible, as we want everyone to participate.
We turn no one away for lack of funds. The Series
is primarily funded through income from
the GICS teaching
program, memberships, and
with the generosity of volunteers, participants
of whom have donated their honoraria—we
have been unable to sustain our Series.
We are calling on you, our community,
to support our Series through your generosity,
as we hope you benefit directly, or indirectly,
through Gerlind Institute’s
educational services. Please help secure
History Series' sustainability by becoming
a GICS member in 2018. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/membership.html,
here. You can also make a tax-deductible
donation. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/donate.html,
or click here.
Your act of generosity, whether large or
small, will build fiscal stability and enable us to create more
of this unique programming.
We will apply your donation
to the costs of our upcoming events.
We need your support to ensure the survival of
this one-of-a-kind program.
I am grateful for any amount you
are kindly willing to give and your continued support as
a GICS community member! We look forward to welcoming you to an
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