50 years after Prague’s occupation by Soviet and other Wasraw Pact forces and the overthrow of the liberalizing Dubček government, we look back upon the events that transpired through both a panel discussion with citizens who emigrated in 1968 and a screening of the documentary film, Vinyl Generation, (Keith Jones, 2016), which looks at unofficial and countercultural responses centered on popular music in the two decades after the invasion.
6 pm: Join us for a light reception with panelists and film producer Jeffrey Brown.
6:30 pm: Panel discussion of the 1968 occupation with Professor of Violin Milan Vitek, president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Science and Arts; Paul Burik, and members of the Russian and East European Studies Curricular Committee.
7 pm: Film introduction with 'Vinyl Generation producer Jeffrey Brown
7:15 pm: Screening of Vinyl Generation
8:30 pm: Post-screening discusion
Sponsored by the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (OCREECAS) with additional sponsorship from the Ethnomusicology Program, and the Cleveland Chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Sciences and Arts