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Women’s Housing Seminar

April 29, 2009

The Václav Havel Library and Fórum 50 % would like to invite you to the Women’s Housing Seminar on the forms of feminine resistance during normalisation, which will take place in the Montmartre Gallery (Řetězová 7, Praha 1 - Old Town) on Wednesday, 29th April 2009 at 18:30.

Jana Šmídová will give word to famous as well as less famous women. Český rozhlas 6 is the media partner of the event.

You can visit the accompanying exhibition until 30th June 2009, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 12:00 and 18:00.

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A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

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