Wende Museum to Offer “Democracy and Vulnerability”

This coming Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, the Wende Museum will have the student council series “Democracy and Vulnerability” continue with an interview with journalist and author Friedemann Karig. Based in Berlin, Friedemann is a 2024 Thomas Mann House Fellow in Los Angeles.

During his fellowship, he examines protest cultures in the United States. Taking as his starting point Henry David Thoreau’s term “civil disobedience,” he looks at the civil rights movement, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter and reflects on the role of protest cultures to sustain democracies.

Friedemann has written for several leading German newspapers and magazines, including Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, and Spiegel Online. His nonfiction book Wie wir lieben (The Way We Love) was published in 2017, followed by his debut novel Dschungel (Jungle, 2019) and the nonfiction bestseller Erzählende Affen: Mythen, Lügen, Utopien – Wie Geschichten unser Leben bestimmen (Talking Monkeys: Myths, Lies, Utopias – How Stories Determine Our Lives, 2021). His novel Die Lügnerin (The (Female) Liar) will be published this year.

Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m. PST, one hour via zoom webinar.

RSVP: https://wendemuseum.org/program/democracy-and-vulnerability-2/

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