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Committee Chair: Edward Dellin

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Chicago-Prague Sister School Exchanges

During the month of October, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International welcomed two groups of students from Prague participating in the sister school exchanges. Twelve students, teachers Jana Srpová and Alena Kapounová, and the principle of Academické Gymnázim Štěpánská, Milan Štěrba, arrived on October 7, 2015 and spent ten days in Chicago. Students…

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Eastland Disaster Mural in Pilsen

As part of Prague Days Chicago, artist Viktor Valášek created a mural on 16th Street just west of Carpenter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in remembrance of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, more than eight hundred people perished on the Chicago River during one of the worst maritime catastrophes of all times—the Eastland disaster….

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…

Film Screening of The Elementary School

T. G. Masaryk Czech School together with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, the Prague Committee of Sister Cities International, Facets Multimedia, American Sokol, Czech Catholic Mission and the Czech American Community Center present a screening of The Elementary School in celebration of Zdeněk Svěrák’s 80th birthday. The newly restored digital version of…

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PRAGUE: A Heart For Václav Havel Sculpture

When the members of a rock band called The Plastic People of the Universe were arrested in Communist Czechoslovakia in 1976, playwright Vaclav Havel issued his call to “live in truth” and led other intellectuals in a protest against the government action. His leadership led to Charter 77, the most important act of dissent against…

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PRAGUE: “Treasured Legacy” Exhibition

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present the exhibition “Treasured Legacy.” The exhibit will be on display from June 12–July 31, 2015 at Maya Polsky Gallery. Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest Czech artists, will be featured in this…

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PRAGUE: Czech That Film

As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present “Czech That Film”, a festival of recent Czech cinema, at the Gene Siskel Film Center from June 7-23, 2015. To see the full schedule of films, visit  www.PragueDaysChicago.com.