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Upcoming Events
Filmnacht Klnschnack Oral History
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 shelter-in-place order in California, as of March 21, 2020, we have moved all classes, and some events, online to the skype and/or zoom platforms. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact JB at info@gerlindinstitute.org

Know How it Spreads  
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  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself  
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  • Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact  
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Dr. Joan Schwartz

Joan Schwartz, Ph.D.: In Her Own Words: Eva Herzberg Schwartz, a German Jewish Refugee

Mündliche Geschichtsreihe / Oral History Series

We are inviting members from our community to share their life’s stories and dialogue with participants. Meetings are facilitated by Dr. Marion Gerlind. For more information and reservations, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. To see previous speakers and topics, click here to see summaries.

RSVP required. Teilnahmebeitrag: $20, GICS Mitglieder: $10.
(Suggested contribution: $20, GICS Members: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Klnschnackers Klönschnack (German Conversation Group)
Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Zoom meeting
RSVP by April 15

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

Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free | Lou Andreas-Salomé: Wie ich dich liebe, Rätselleben
2016 | Director: Cordula Kablitz-Post •  Saturday, April 25, 2020 •  7:30 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies •  RSVP by April 19

Filmnacht (Movie Night)
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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.