Klönschnack / German Conversation Group 
Open to the public. The group has been meeting since 2003. The meeting is facilitated by Dr. Marion Gerlind. Topics are suggested by group members. One sub-group will be dedicated to beginning speakers of German. Usually the third Saturday each month from 3:30 - 5:00. Download a flier. Visit the archive for past themes.

Mudrakers Cafe •  (510) 649-7315 •  2801 Telegraph Ave (at Stuart Street), Berkeley, CA

Head with headphones and mikeDue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved Klönschnack online to the Zoom platform. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact JB at info@gerlindinstitute.org

Teilnahmebeitrag für GICS Mitglieder: $5-10, ohne GICS Mitgliedschaft: $10-20, wenn möglich. Alle willkommen!
(Suggested donation for GICS members: $5-10, Suggested contribution for general public: $10-20. Everyone welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds. )
2021 Thema (theme)
20. November

Thema 1: Koalitionsgespräche
Thema 2: Extremismus
Thema 3: Feiertagspläne

16. Oktober Thema 1: Wasserproblem
Thema 2: US Nationalparks und Waldbrände
18. September Thema 1: Deutsche Bundestagswahl am 26. September
Thema 2: Kalifornische Gouvernerswahl am 14. September
21. August Thema: Wir werden weiterhin Kulturunterschiede zwischen deutschsprachigen Ländern und den USA diskutieren.  
17. Juli Thema: Wir diskutieren Kulturunterschiede zwischen deutschsprachigen Ländern und den USA auf unserem Klönschnacksommergartenfest!  
19. Juni Thema 1: Impfvergleich zwischen Deutschland und den USA
Thema 2: Palstina-Israel-Deutschland
15. Mai Thema 1: Tag der Arbeit (1. Mai)
Thema 2: Der Kampf um Atomkraft in Deutschland
Klönschnack group at the Mudrakers Café
17. April Thema 1: Zustände an der US-mexikanischen Grenze
Thema 2: Frühlingserwachen
20. März Thema 1: Redefreiheit
Thema 2: Frauengeschichtsmonat
20. Februar Thema 1: Redefreiheit
Thema 2: Heilung der wirtschaftlichen und rassistischen Spaltung
16. Januar Thema 1: Erfüllung von Wahlkampfversprechen
Thema 2: Frauengeführte und asiatische Länder unter COVID-19

Please support the Mudrakers Cafe GoFundMe campaign, organized by Joseph Perkins (December 2020):Mudrakers

“Mudraker's Cafe has been in business since 2006. Prior to the pandemic, Mudrakers has always been a  great place to eat, drink and make new friends!

For over 9 months now, Hazim Bazian, the owner, has struggled to stay in business with NO financial assistance (the city of Berkeley exhausted their small business funds). Needless to say,the pandemic has had a huge impact on his customer traffic. Many neighbors (like myself) have continued to frequent the Cafe but it is JUST NOT ENOUGH!

Time has shown that no one will help other than possibly the people like yourself reading this plea!

PLEASE make a contribution to save a neighborhood business and THANK YOU!”